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The Assistants
The Assistants | Camille Perri
A wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. Tina Fontana is the hapless but brazen thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the all-powerful and commanding CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. Shes excellent at her job and beloved by her famous bossbut after six years of making his reservations for restaurants shed never get into on her own and pouring his drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, shes bored, broke, and just a bit over it all. When a technical error with Roberts travel-and-expenses report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her student loan debt with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she struggles with the decision: Shes always played by the rules. But its such a relatively small amount of money for the Titan Corporationand for her it would be a life-changer . . . The Assistants speaks directly to a new generation of women who feel stuck and unable to get ahead playing by the rules. It will appeal to all of those who have ever asked themselves, How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants?From the Hardcover edition.
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Lauram
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For some reason, reading about financial crimes makes me nervous. My intense dislike for the handsome attorney nearly ruined the book for me.

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SMPD
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Kaylamburson
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First, I adored the tagged book.
Second, I'm using it as an opportunity to share that my colleague and I are currently seeking a new assistant. It's entry-level, but we are hoping for someone with a bit of office experience, a strong interest in book publishing, and exceptional organizational skills.
In short, you get to talk about books all day long and convince others to buy said books. Please share with anyone that might be interested! (NYC)

BethM I wish I would‘ve chosen this as my career! 9mo
Kaylamburson It's definitely a fun career path! What did you choose, @bethm? 9mo
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mariaku21 I wish that a) I lived within NYC and b) that I had chosen this as a career. Good luck to any that send in resumes! 9mo
Kshakal This would be an amazing job!! 9mo
Kaylamburson It definitely is a career you have to be all in for, but those who are in it love it! @mariaku21 @Kshakal 9mo
mrozzz Oh boy that‘s tempting. 9mo
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Amor4Libros
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Had lots of fun reading this one!

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Amor4Libros
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Taking a break from memoirs...

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LeslieO
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Forgot to post my #BookOutlet #bookhaul the other day.

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Skeeterisme
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Fantastic!

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Amaryie
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I have started all 3 but I‘m stuck on what I should read next. Nothing is standing out to me right now. Opinions please!!!

DannyHattan Smallest to biggest, just because 🙌🏻🙂 1y
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DLo_reads
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My only thought that kept running through my mind when I closed this book, “Can I sign up for their services?” If you‘re a 20-something with student loans, read this book and then let‘s make magic happen together.

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ClairesReads
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A delightfully fun, light read. The Assistants is a great novel about women, sticking it to the man, and overcoming injustice, but without too much weight. Although the student loan debt situation is a serious one, I was constantly amused. My only criticism is that the second half was a bit rushed- but this got me through a busy week. It was good for a laugh.

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ClairesReads
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This is honestly just such a great line.

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ClairesReads
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Now reading something much lighter

CouronneDhiver Fun cover! 5mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Despite my cat's skepticism, I am almost done with The Assistants for book club tonight!
#bookclub #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
DebinHawaii That face says "Not buying it." ? ?❤️ 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Trying to get this read before book club tomorrow night, but it's so good already that I don't think it'll be hard!

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sherrynuts
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This one has been on my TBR pile for a long time and I think I originally picked it up because a Litten recommended it. I needed something lighter after Five Chimneys and it delivered. Fluffy and fun with some good lines, but it lacked fully developed characters. I think it would make a good movie or mini series if they put some time into character development.

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lhseidel
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"Because the best way to get away with a lie was to convince yourself of its truth." ?

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akfreeborn
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Quick enjoyable summer read! I enjoyed the characters and all their flaws. Nothing too serious here which was just right for me at this moment.

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Jen_Reads
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Day 5 #jubilantjuly Workaholics. I picked up #theassistants because the ebook was super cheap and it was just an overall fun read about a thirty year old paying off her student loans.

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bookninja
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This book was so much fun to read. I finished it in one sitting only. A contemporary book which wasn't a love story, it was refreshing to read something different for a change.

Jess7 Pretty nails too! That reminds me - I need to get mine done soon! 2y
bookninja @Jess7 aww thanks! 😊😊 2y
Jess7 You're welcome! 💅🏼 (edited) 2y
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kathareads
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Stayed up until 1AM finishing Salt to the Sea and I definitely shed a few tears. It's a powerful book with characters that draw you in and stick with you. My review will be up on The Bookly Club soon, so stay tuned. // Up next is The Assistants by Camille Perri and I'm super excited for it. After a couple heavy books this month I'm ready for something fun and this sounds perfect. What are you reading this weekend?

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KT_Scarlett
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Pickpick

This was super fun. I loved it.

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Geekubed
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Panpan

Interesting premise but sadly not really executed well. The characters were not well drawn and the plot not much better. Don't waste your time.

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LaLove
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This book was so dumb. It was dumb in concept and didn't have any likable or interesting characters.

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LazyLimaLife
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Is this my first #LitsyRecommended book? Interesting note - the narrator sounded so familiar I wondered if it was someone I knew. Did we go to school together? But she's just narrated 2 other books I've read!

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alwz
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Early to brunch meeting means time to update my #bulletjournal while I listen to The Assistants. #readathon is only doable for me with audiobooks!

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Christinak
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My library haul - in celebration of National Library Week (I know it's past but I was reading my haul!) I checked out The Assistants from the recommendation of @MrBook - its next up on my TBR. #blameitonlitsy #blameMrBook

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KilgoreTrout
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Just the palette cleanser I needed!

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KilgoreTrout
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"He is obviously a mama's boy, and probably part labrador retriever." ??? The hilarity of this book was much needed after watching 13 Reasons Why and reading Edgar and Lucy. I needed light and fluffy!!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! This debut novel centers around Tina, a 30-year-old NYU grad & exec assistant to billionaire Robert Barlow. She works hard but still can't get ahead. Then an expense report mistakenly reimburses her for a lot of money. Should she report the error or become debt-free? She pays off her loans, but accounting assistant Emily catches her, & now Tina must pay Emily's or be ruined. The office heats up! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

johnnie_cakes One of my favorite reads of last year! 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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B.Reader
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Was on the fence on this one and this might have pushed me over the DNF ledge. "You're not like other girls" is just so vomit-worthy. #FeministEyeRoll #AssHat #SoMuchNope #ItGetsSoOld #WhatTheHellWomenAreYouMeetingAnyway

JenBrown Just bought this in an impulse a couple weeks ago... damm it. 3y
B.Reader @JenBrown Maybe you'll like it. I stuck with it until about 30% because I was promised a fun feminist romp...felt like the opposite of that, but don't want to poison it for anyone! 3y
JenBrown @B.Reader I've already bought it so I might as well give it a try. 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Have about 30 minutes left in this book and it's done. So far, it more... meh than yeah. Here's hoping the Hawks and Captain Toews are in better shape than their last game and better than the disaster that was the Pens' games last night. #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian At mid point of the first period, it's 2-1 Hawks. Panarin and Kane put Chicago on the board and an ahead. 5 minutes to go, Hawks put another goal in and out went Vasilevskiy. Captain Toews is pouting in the Sin Bin. Reversal of fortune by the end of the second, it's 4 all. After the Hawks led 4-1. Ouch. 🤕 We are in OT after a dull third. Tampa win it with 35 s to go in OT. 5-4 Tampa. (edited) 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Hoping to finish this one tonight while listening to the Pens going to war against their eternal rivals, Flyers. Hawks took a beating last night and the Leafs are in trouble if they lose Andersen. #readingandlisteningtohockey

writerlibrarian Pens have a 1-0 lead on a goal put in the net by the Phillies goalie. Cullen got the credit. Flyers tied near the end of the period. Never a good thing. Again almost at the end of the period, Philly scores. ☹️ It's 4-1 Flyers, Pens are having a really, bad, no good game. Pens lose 6-2. Not a good day for Pens fans. (edited) 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed this modern Robin Hood-type story, and found myself really rooting for the Assistants. The book is full of funny one liners, and it was a nice palate cleanser after reading a couple of "heavy" books.

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OriginalCyn620
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As far as I was concerned, Dorothy Zbornak from The Golden Girls was second only to Robert in toughness overall.

-I came across this Golden Girls reference while watching Golden Girls!-

LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 3y
BibliophileMomma 😍😍😍 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Saturday is Hockey Night in Canada. Leafs battle the Sabres. Captain Toews and the Hawks are in Florida. Go rookies! #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian Here we go. 😁🏒 Agressive hockey from both Toronto and Sabres. It's 2-1 Sabres. Still no goal in Florida. 2 goals in the first 5 minutes of the second period. Matthews for Toronto. 3-2 Buffalo with Andersen out for the Leafs. Florida are up 1-0. Buffalo is up 4-2 with two PP goals. Huberdeau is having a 3 points nights it's 3-0 Florida. Eichel adds to Buffalo's lead. It's 5-2. (edited) 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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I was all for gender equality and all that, but let's put it on the record here that no self-respecting man should implement the smiley or any emoticon, ever.

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writerlibrarian
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Not one, not two but three games this evening. Captain Toews, captain Crosby with teeth back and rookies on the high of last night win. Definitely a good night for hockey. #readingandlisteningtohockey

writerlibrarian After 20 minutes, it's no score in the Sens and Pens game. Lots of manly posturing and borderline vicious hits. Not a fun game to watch. On the rookies' front, rookies rule! Both goals have the rookies' paws all over them. Leafs lead 2-1 against not Canes that's the Habs, but the Devils. Leafs' rookies add another goal assisting in JVR's goal. Bonino scores the opening goal on a PP play. 1-0 Pens. Kane scores with Toews on assist on PP play. 1-0 (edited) 3y
writerlibrarian On a bad penalty Sens score it's tied at 1. Pens are going in OT. Leafs are still ahead 3-2 with less than 5 minutes left. Hawks are tied with Dallas. Rookies win 4-2. (edited) 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Rookies are ahead by 2 on the Blue Jackets. Go Rookies. #readingandlisteningtohockey both my team and the book feature underdogs.

LisaJo I so look forward to your posts. Hockey and books. It doesn't get much better than that. But, like I need to tell you that… 📚 🏒 ❤️ 3y
writerlibrarian %#^\%| (edited) 3y
writerlibrarian Stressful last 6 minutes. Kadri puts one in. It's 4-2. But it's challenged by Columbus. Good goal. It's the 30th goal for Kadri for the season. Leafs score in the empty net. It's 5-2 for the rookies. Huge, huge win for the kids against Columbus. (edited) 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Reading and watching the Pens crush Florida. Sir Sidney got a 🎩 trick. He's a bit smug. #readingandwatchinghockey The assistants is not a bad light read.

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writerlibrarian
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Rookies versus Hawks tonight on Hockey night in Canada. Saturday is hockey night. Toews, Kane, Keith battle the rookies. Should be a good game. Hawks are going for win number 3 in Canada. #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian The St-Pat aka the rookies are up 1-0. Matts finally broke is goal dry spell. Chicago, on a really nice play from Captain Toews tied the game. 1-1 tie. We are going into OT. With 7 seconds, Hawks scores. So the Hawks' road trip in Eastern Canada was kinda fruitful. (edited) 3y
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Reese_Pearly.Pages
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Next few reads. I need a mental break! #palatecleanser

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specklife
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Such a fun story!! Really enjoyed this one; it's a quick, easy read and I smiled a LOT as I was reading it. 📚📚😁

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OriginalCyn620
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RealLifeReading The Knockoff looks fun 3y
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Bookworm84
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This was fluff. Very entertaining fluff. It reminded me of the first few Shopaholic books, which from me is very high praise.

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KendallMorganHall
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This book is very good for what it is. It is a light novel about low-level employees at a huge media company who decide to steal from their boss to pay off their enormous student loan. I enjoyed it well enough. It is a nice distraction from the news and the real world which is all you can ask for from a book. Question: what is a better/more correct term for "chick lit"? I absolutely hate that expression. Thank you

cariashley Ugh I hate the term chick lit too. And I don't like "women's fiction" either. I like just "contemporary fic" bc why does it have to be gendered? 3y
KendallMorganHall Very very good point. I think I use a gender term when I know my female friends would love it but my male friends wouldn't read past the first page. But having.said that, I probably won't use the term chick lit again. 3y
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Skeebies05
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Adorable! I had this one on audio and it was so cute and funny! Here's hoping someone crowd funds all of our respective student loans! 🤗

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ProneToProse
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This was a quick, fun read.

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Kat_Reads
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This book wasn't bad, but it didn't make me care about the characters enough to keep reading

ReadingEnvy I finished the book but didn't enjoy it. 3y
Kat_Reads I'm glad I'm not the only one who wasn't into it 3y
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outis
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Putting this in the "pick" category because it's fun and easy enough. I think it's a little shorter on substance than it hopes to be, but it functions well as a breezy chick lit/romcom reading palate cleanser, which is pretty much all I could handle this morning.

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Kat_Reads
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Thank you @BrainyHeroine for inspiring me to join the @24in48 readathon!

BrainyHeroine Woohoo!! 3y
BrainyHeroine Just think of it as positive peer pressure! 3y
CocoReads Where is signup for this? It sounds like something fun to try! 3y
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Kat_Reads @BrainyHeroine that's the best kind of peer pressure! 3y
Kat_Reads @CocoReads it's at 24in48.com ! 3y
CocoReads Thanks @Kat_Reads! Signing up now! 3y
M-D Doing this with you :) 3y
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