Citizen Girl Author:Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Another biting satire from Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries. Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and color-coordinate file folders, twenty-four-year-old Girl is struggling to keep up with the essential trinity of food,... more » shelter, and student loans. So when she finally lands the job of her dreams she ignores her misgivings and concentrates on getting the job done...whatever that may be. Sharply observed and devastatingly funny, Citizen Girl captures with biting accuracy what it means to be young and female in the new economy. A personal glimpse into an impersonal world, Citizen Girl is edgy and heartfelt, an entertaining read that is startlingly relevant.« less
a satire about an American girl with a college degree in search of the perfect job...some parts are really funny and I could picture people I have met in the professional world as some of the characters...by the authors of The Nanny Diaries
This is the story of Girl navigating her way through getting a start in Corporate America after college graduation. While over the top with some horrendous bosses, the experiences ring true on many levels and answers that burning question of 'what am I willing to compromise for a job in order to pay the bills?'
I knew from the first page this book was going to be a dud, but I read until about page 120 before I packed it in. I loved both the "Nanny" books as well as "Dedication" but this book was a definite miss. This book was boring, lacked direction and even got confusing at times (one second she's in a room and the next standing out on the street, wait...what?) I didn't care about "Girl" (it's hard to connect to someone with no name- I hope the authors stop this practice of the generic naming, it worked in Nanny Diaries, it failed miserably here!) Now I know why I waited so long to pick up this book, I should have listened to everyone who told me how awful it was!