Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fire Me by Libby Malin

About the book: How to lose your job and find true love…
Fed up with impossible deadlines and meaningless busywork, Anne Wyatt goes to work one day determined to resign. But that's the day her boss announces someone's getting laid off (and with a generous severance package). Now Anne has one day to ruin her career and convince her boss that someone should be her.
Anne's hysterical tactics are unwittingly undermined by Ken, the handsome graphic designer in the next cubicle, who has his own ideas for liberation from the corporate grind. In the end, Anne and Ken have to decide together what is important in life, and what they can discard without a second glance...

Quotes from the book: "Shelia's wrong," Anne said, taking her cue and going for the direct approach. "I deserve it. I deserve to be let go. Not her. Not Greg. And Certainly not Ken."
"No, Mitch," Sheila said, "fire me."
"No, me."

My thoughts: I saw some reviews and thought this might be a cute read. What it was was cute and laugh out loud funny in some parts. The story takes place in one day. If you would like a fun escapist read, follow Anne as she spends the day sabotaging her job and noticing Ken.

Visit the authors website HERE.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402217579
ISBN-13: 978-1402217579

romantic comedy, office, pink slip, severance package, women's fiction, chick lit


Alyce said...

This sounds so funny! I love the quote that you included.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Teddyree said...

Sounds like just what I need, a light, funny read. Nice review Sharon :-)

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like so much fun! Just the kind of light reading that's needed now and then.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I'll be sure to get this one for the hoildays. Thanks for sharing.
All the very best.