Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sad desk salad days

At Metro, Alizah Salario looks at some books about modern workplace culture that "just may give us clues into how the inhumanity of the desk lunch became acceptable behavior"—including...

"Personal Days" by Ed Park: If you must stuff your soul in a drawer each morning in order to tolerate going into the office, then this book has your name on it. In Park's stellar debut, as an unnamed New York company unravels, its employees grapple with the futiliy of their work and seek meaning beyond it. Think "1984" meets "Office Space."