Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 2012)
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle
Format Read: egalley
My thoughts: Meant to be a tongue in cheek look at the world of gossip blogging, Sad Desk Salad is a true gossipy treat.
Alex Lyons sets out to be a professional writer and takes a job as a gossip blogger at one of the top websites for women. It is appalling the levels that she will stoop to in order to get a good story and keep her numbers up. It is embarrassing the number of days she goes without showering or even changing her clothes. It is sad that she lets her real life relationships suffer in favor of online ones.
For me, Sad Desk Salad was like a train wreck that I just couldn’t step away from. I didn’t want to be enjoying it, yet I was. It is an exaggeration of life that I think many can relate to. How many of us have spent time absorbed in our work trying to enjoy our own “Sad Desk Salads”? By the time we raise our heads and take a breath of fresh air, things around us have completely changed, we’ve changed. (okay, that might be my own exaggeration, but you get the idea.)
Sad Desk Salad is a fun poke at professional blogging that can easily be read in one or two sittings. This would be a great read if you are disenchanted with your own work situation.
This is the debut novel from Jessica Grose, no word on whether or not she has another in the works
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