Personal Days

An exposé of dreary office life in three parts, in a similar vein to Joshua Ferris’s Then We Came To the End. New York office undergoing wave upon wave of layoffs, the survivors huddled together to gossip about their own prospects, about how everyone looks better and healthier once they get fired from this place.
The best part was the final section, a run-on email/letter from one of the workers (Jonah) to his crush Pru, who’d been fired months before, written as he’s trapped in an elevator one night so he simply writes in the dark and plugs away at telling the story of Grime the CROW (chief restructuring officer) who was never hired by the Californians but who infiltrates the company and starts creating chaos.
Easy prose, heartbreakingly true stories of life in an office.


auth=Park, Ed
pub=2008
isbn=0812978579