A friend that I work with recommend this book. Partially because she like I, work for an agency. But mostly because she used to work for that fictional place with those purely fictional people that only bear relation to the characters in this book in a purely coincidently way. So blessed with some purely fictional inside knowledge, I picked up a copy of, Then we Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris. This book gives us all a glimpse of how life at a declining agency can seem. Written primarily from the account management and copy writing point of view it left me wondering, do people really waist time worrying about things a petty as mentioned in this book. Are they really so un-engaged with life, work and reality? So pre-occupied with things that matter little. So focused on not focusing on owning their own success and failures? Regardless of the depressing picture this paints on agency life, it will make you laugh. It will remind you of people you know and work with. It will remind you of things you have felt and thought. It will remind of you of things you have done or have heard of people doing. Now for me, I need to get back to counting my office ceiling tiles while leaning back in my chair one can only get with advanced title or back condition.
Then We Came to the End