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The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange
Anna Katharine Green
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott
Skippy Dies
Paul Murray
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Florence Williams
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
How To Teach English
Jeremy Harmer
Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris The first person plural works, and there are descriptions that encapsulate office life perfectly that you go, "Yes! This." My favorite character is Lynn because she's the most real. The rest are, and this is probably done on purpose, caricatures.

The part that stuck most with me was where Joe Pope denies that he is elitist. Maybe that's the reason this book didn't resonate strongly with me, even though I could relate to it at times: I feel like Joe Pope in that, I don't consider myself above, but I do try to hold myself apart from the rest of "them". So maybe that's why I didn't really feel like indulging in the small dramas that went on in this office (which pretty much make up the book), because I wouldn't do that in my own. So I acknowledge the workmanship behind the book, but I personally I didn't enjoy it very much. A little depressing, actually.