June 16, 2008
Staff Picks: Personal Days
Sure, it's a novel about a made up office, but for anyone that does work in one of these, week in and week out, the similarities will ring true. It may start off funny, seemingly unimportant/trivial, but by the end with all the politics, conspiracies and backstabbing, one may wonder how far off the mark is this book from everyday life.
Here's what people are saying about the book:
"The funniest book I've read about the way we work now." - William Poundstone, author of Fortune's Formula
"[Park's] sardonic humor will ring true to cube monkeys everywhere." - Fast Company
"Hysterical." - Wired
"The ideal read for anyone who has ever felt possessive about a stapler, confused by their boss's behavior, or suspicious of the stranger who works two cubicles down." - Amanda Filipacchi, author of Love Creeps
Read more about the book HERE
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.