November 21, 2007
Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster
I read this over several lunch hours, and I think that was the best time to read it. It's adapted largely from her blog about her experience losing her dot-com job in 2001 and her subsequent job search and eventual career as a writer. Apparently she has written another book, but I don't think I'll be rushing out to pick it up. She admits to being self-centered, and at times this is really irritating in her writing. But at other times she is very perceptive of other people. Her experiences with the job hunt rang very true: people stringing her along, not responding to phone calls, and not telling her they had already hired someone else. Near the end of the book she includes some comments (and her responses) from her blog, and some of those are quite amusing.