Take This Job and...
If you're a fan of the television show The Office, try one of these often satirical novels about working. Filled with egomaniacal bosses and quirky co-workers in dysfunctional workplaces, these novels may inspire a new appreciation of your own job! All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.
- Lyons, Daniel. Option$: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs: A Parody by Fake Steve Jobs. 2007.
- Rosenblatt, Roger. Beet. 2008.
Baird, Jonathan. Day Job: A Workplace Reader for the Restless Age. 1998.
Barry, Max. Company. 2006.
Bing, Stanley. Lloyd, What Happened: A Novel of Business. 1998.
Bing, Stanley. You Look Nice Today. 2003.
Buckley, Christopher. Thank You for Smoking. 1994.
Burke, Betsy. Hardly Working. 2005.
Candela, Margo. Good-bye to All That. 2010. (Adult Chick Lit CAN).
Coles, Robert and Albert LaFarge, ed. Minding the Store: Great Writing about Business, from Tolstoy to Now. 2008. (Adult Nonfiction 808.8393553 M).
Coupland, Douglas. JPod. 2006.
Heller, Joseph. Something Happened. 1974.
Heller, Ted. Slab Rat. 2000.
Hynes, James. Kings of Infinite Space. 2004.
Hynes, James. Next. 2010.
Kokoris, Jim. The Pursuit of Other Interests. 2009.
Koslow, Sally. Little Pink Slips. 2007.
Kunzru, Hari. Transmission. 2004.
Mamet, David. Glengarry Glen Ross. 1983. (Adult Nonfiction 812.54 M2647.gL)
Martin, Clancy W. How to Sell. 2009.
Mills, Magnus. The Scheme for Full Employment. 2002.
Park, Ed. Personal Days. 2008.
Saknussemm, Kris. Zanesville. 2005.
Saramago, Jose. All the Names. 1999.
Sheehan, Aurelie. The Anxiety of Everyday Objects. 2004.
Spencer, Camika. Cubicles. 2002.
Vachon, Dana. Mergers & Acquisitions. 2007.
Willett, Sabin. Present Value. 2003.
Zeltserman, Dave. Outsourced. 2010.