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Publisher Description

Winner of the Hemingway Foundation / PEN Award, this debut novel is "as funny as The Office, as sad as an abandoned stapler . . . that rare comedy that feels blisteringly urgent." (TIME)

No one knows us in quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the Chicago ad agency depicted in Joshua Ferris's exuberantly acclaimed first novel is family at its best and worst, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.

With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells an emotionally true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment—the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

One of the Best Books of the Year
Boston Globe * Christian Science Monitor * New York Magazine * New York Times Book Review * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Time magazine * Salon

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2007
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Dennis0609 ,

Excellence at a good pace

This novel has a unique story line, multiple well developed characters and a great pace to complement. This is definitely intelligent contemporary fiction without being overwhelming. I look forward to reading more of Joshua Ferris' work and following his writing career. I am glad I get to continue to read his shorter pieces in The New Yorker.

Meatball 2 ,

Terrific book!

Hilarious! Captures the workplace and the different personalities perfectly.

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