Tuesday, April 22, 2008

All that time together

"Personal Days feels like a lot of jobs do. It starts off a lighthearted adventure in white-collar living, then spirals into something more sober. This intricate, often witty tale of corporate America—the first novel from Ed Park, cofounder of the literary magazine The Believer—centers on the employees of an unnamed New York company that's undergoing a half-brained downsizing...[Park's] sardonic humor will ring true to cube monkeys everywhere, and he succeeds in creating an oddly haunting, ultimately entertaining portrait of office life and the tenuous yet powerful relationships we build with colleagues: 'Week after week you form these intense bonds without quite realizing it. All that time together adds up.' " —Fast Company ("Read" for May 13)

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