I am completely obsessed with this book. It’s magical, a quick read, full of sass, and absurdly relevant to today’s work place, especially for women in an incredibly competitive industry as advertising is. The back page describes the novel as “Mad Men meets Devil Wears Prada” and I honestly couldn’t think of a better description. This book is poignant and a great take on workplace discrimination as well as the utter beauty of female friendships and the power of them to make us all rise up, together. After all, team work makes the dream work, right?
This book follows the protagonist through trials and tribulations as she starts working at one of the most prestigious ad agencies in New York City. She’s madly crushing on her roommate as well as her co-worker and can’t understand what’s holding her back. Throughout the novel, she really grows in her self, there’s some developments with the co-worker, as well as quite a few surprises along the way. Plus there’s a whole lot of power friendships that seemingly come out of nowhere but really make the book worth it even more. And by the end of the novel, you’re seriously unable to put it down. You feel like it’s the bottom of the 9th and your favourite team is down by 1. Then Derek Jeter hits a grand slam for the win. It’s empowering, epic, and all sorts of wonderful. You will not be able to put this book down, I promise.
Plus the cover is a bright pink colour, with marks as though a real copy editor was marking it up for a pitch. So it’s eye catching on your bookshelf and you’ll feel a little funny the first few times you pick it up since it’s so bright but then you realize you just can’t put it down and you throw caution to the wind.
Read this book. Forge friendships with inspiring women. You’ll find them in unlikely places and you’ll be a better person for it. And take a lesson from this novel. Go after your dreams. Put in the work and you will always come out on top.