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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Copygirl by Anna Mitchael, Michelle Sassa
Published by Penguin on October 6, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Women, Romance, Contemporary
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Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada in this lively debut about a young woman working at the hippest ad agency in New York...
So. You want to work in advertising. The glitz, the glamour, the cocktail-fueled brainstorming sessions and Xbox breaks. Sounds like a dream job, right?
Wrong. The reality can be a nightmare. There are five simple rules for succeeding in the ad world—and I think I’ve already broken every single one…
1) Never let them see you cry. Even if your best friend breaks your heart. And posts it all over social media.
2) Be one of the boys. And, if you were born with the wrong equipment, flaunt what you've got to distract them while you get ahead.
3) Come up with the perfect pitch in an instant—or have your resumé ready to go at all times.
4) Trust no one. Seriously. If you don't watch your back, they'll steal your ideas, your pride, even your stapler.
5) Most importantly, don’t ever, under any circumstances, be a CopyGirl.
Trust me. I know…
♦ I picked Copygirl to review based on the comparison to The Devil Wears Prada and Mad Men, a book and show I really enjoyed. Sadly Copygirl is not either of those. I was disappointed by the first few chapters as I was looking for a horrible Miranda and a smarmy boozy Don and they were nowhere to be found. But as I kept reading I realized that was a good thing. Copygirl can stand on its own and doesn’t need comparisons to help elevate it. This was a smart tale of a fish out of water, featuring one of only three women working in the It ad agency of New York City. Kay is a hoodie and converse wearing smart girl with no self confidence surrounded by hipsters and glittering fashion girls. Her journey to self-discovery was, at times, trite, but was saved by a cheeky humor that is hard to find in these types of books. Was it easy it figure out who she would end up with and the basic tone of the ending? Yes, but that did not make the ride less enjoyable. Copygirl is a smart meld of chick lit, 20 something coming of age and woman’s contemporary, with a twist of snark that makes it special. So whether you like Devil or Men doesn’t really matter because Copygirl is smart enough to stand on its own.
◊ Favorite line from chapter Special Delivery – “Maybe that’s what a good relationship is – something that makes you feel like you might be in heaven even when you’re in a hole.”
¤ Biggest cliché – “This thing is just like this other really cool thing, but not really.”
Δ What have you read solely because it was compared to something else?