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Book Challenge Day 11- Favorite Title

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Best book title ever?

 

If this title doesn’t scream “moving, heartbreaking, and powerful” I don’t know what does. The second I heard it, I knew I had to read the book. The facts that my cousin had already read it, said it was awesome and that it takes place in a Chicago ad agency (hello my life!) aside, the title was super intriguing.

I’m happy to report that the novel itself did not disappoint. It can be hard to live up to a title, especially one this compelling, but Joshua Ferris delivered. He painted such a true picture of office life during a period of lay-offs it gave me chills. I found myself laughing and yelling “this is so my life!” a number of times (the yelling was, usually, in my head).  This was a book I simply did not want to put down. We hosted a party Friday night and I was literally sitting on the couch hoping people would show up late so that I could finish the book. It was depressing and hysterical, shocking and relatable all at once. A definite must-read.

If, so far, you’ve been reading these challenges and thinking, “this girl has incredible taste in books,” thank you. Also, you might be interested in my Shelfari .

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About Jaclyn

I’m a digital copywriter at an advertising agency- think Peggy from Mad Men but remove the print ads and add a website. Between my family, friends and job I hear a lot of interesting things. I’ve decided to share them and how they inspire me on this blog. There’s no theme or goal in mind and I promise I will not update with any kind of regularity. But hopefully whatever I do put up here will be entertaining, or entertaining enough to add to the “procrastinating at work by checking every mediocre website on the internet” list.

2 responses »

  1. This has been on my shelf for years. I only read the first few pages (something about people being made redundant?) but I might have to give it another go in the near future.

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