The Assistants by Camille Perri audiobook

The Assistants

By Camille Perri
Read by Jorjeana Marie

Penguin Audio
7.83 Hours 1
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Ocean’s Eleven meets The Devil Wears Prada” (The Skimm) in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they’ve finally had enough... Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money. Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not. When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated...

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Summary

Summary

A Good Housekeeping Pick of Summer Reads, 2016

A Cosmopolitan Pick of 15 Perfect Beach Reads for 2016

A Glamour Magazine Pick of Best Reads of Summer 2016

A Bustle Pick of 7 Adult Books for YA Readers

A BookPage Top Pick for May 2016

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Devil Wears Prada” (The Skimm) in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they’ve finally had enough... Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money. Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not. When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A hilarious romp through the world of corporate greed and the people who assist them. It’s also a great story of criminal redemption. It was a blast from start to finish.” Lisa Lutz, New York Times bestselling author
“A fantasy-fulfillment novel for all the underpaid workers who make important people’s worlds go round.” Elle
“This is pure fun…Camille Perri uses a bright, savvy style…to deliver a serious message about income inequality and student debt.” Good Housekeeping
“A frothy debut.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“With unexpected friendship, a romantic twist, and a unique perspective on the financial divide, this novel is a supremely fun romp through the corporate world.” Bustle magazine
Bridget Jones meets Working Girl in this audiobook, and holy moly, is it fun!..Jorjeana Marie puts this diverse and hilarious cast of New York characters through their many-accented paces like Dorothy Hamill landing a triple axel. In every paragraph. Her warm, bright tone creates just the right mood, and her pacing, balancing humor and looming disaster, is perfect. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The characters’ millennial concerns—overwhelming student-loan debt, underemployment, loneliness in a world of hyperconnectivity—ring true, making this a winner for readers who long for the return of light, clever novels with young, professional women at their center.” Booklist (starred review)
“Perri’s sympathetic portrayal of the plight of overeducated, underpaid millennial women gives depth and resonance to this entertaining revenge fantasy.” BookPage
“Focusing on student loans and the increasing wage gap, Perri’s debut will appeal to a large audience looking for a fun, modern twist on a Robin Hood story.” Library Journal
“Perri’s writing is quippy and the pace breezy.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Camille Perri

Author Bio: Camille Perri

Camille Perri is the books editor-at-large for Cosmopolitan magazine. Prior to joining Cosmopolitan, she served as assistant editor and books consultant at Esquire since 2010. Earlier in her career, she was a ghostwriter of young-adult novels, a fiction reader for the Paris Review, a reference librarian, and, of course, an assistant. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from New York University and a master of library science degree from Queens College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English