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Economy of Errors: Satirewire Gives Business the Business

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Publisher Comments:

From the creator of the award-winning Web site that USA Today calls "hilarious," Fast Company hails as "pure lunacy," and The New York Times calls "unfair to Argentina," comes Economy of Errors, the book that asks and answers the big business questions:
  • Did you know that truly loyal employees are increasingly rare, and can be sold to other companies at attractive prices?
  • Do you agree that in a tight labor market, managers should be allowed to slap employees pretty much whenever they want?
  • Have you ever cleared space for yourself on an airplane by turning to the stranger next to you and shouting, 'Good God! One of us is going to be sick in your seat!'?
If your answer to any of these questions was, "I didn't realize Alan Greenspan ties interest rates to his cholesterol level," you should definitely buy Economy of Errors.

Review:

"Hysterically funny. Marlatt's satire tells you more about what's happening than the 'real' news. I love this book!" Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek columnist, author of Making the Most of Your Money

Review:

"I loved Suck, and I love The Onion. Though Andrew Marlatt chose not to name his book 'The Suckion,' it is that smart, and that funny." Kurt Andersen, author of Turn of the Century and co-founder of Spy magazine

Review:

"Economy of Errors is drop dead funny! Andrew Marlatt's intelligence, wit, and razor-sharp powers of quirky observation kept me screaming with laughter. Do yourself a favor, buy this book. Your view of current events will never be the same." Wendy Northcutt, author of The Darwin Awards, founder of www.darwinawards.com

Review:

"Simply one of the funniest books I've ever read, Economy of Errors takes a Swiftian approach to (surprise!) satirizing the online world, the offline world, and any world in between. The stories are great because they make me lose weight with belly laughter while bringing the sheer magnitude of the events into human focus." Jeff "Hemos" Bates, co-founder, Slashdot

Review:

"With so many hilarious business stories in one book, I can now cancel my subscription to Forbes." Andy Borowitz, humorist, The New Yorker and The New York Times

Review:

"If your idea of a power breakfast is scarfing down a bagel as you synchronize your PDA with the latest orange juice futures, Economy of Errors is not just for you, it¹s about you. But for the rest of us, Andrew Marlatt restores our faith in the exquisite oxymoron 'funny business.'" Michael Rosen, editor of Mirth of a Nation

Review:

"My only caveat with this book is that you really shouldn't read it before bedtime. It's just too funny, and you won't be able to stop laughing, which will stop you from getting a good night's sleep and you'll just wind up with big bags under your eyes the next morning." Toronto Star Book Review

Review:

"If Dilbert helps you get through your business day, Economy of Errors should be good for a few weeks." Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"A hilarious send-up of the business world ... you might bust a gut laughing if you try to read it in one sitting." Denver Business Journal

Review:

"An uproarious romp through the most ridiculous moments and notions in recent business history. No chief executive, boardroom chairman or business guru is safe from Marlatt's keen eye and lacerating wit. Yes, there will be tears rolling down your cheeks when you finish. But they'll be the products of sidesplitting laughter." Hartford Courant

Review:

"(A) loony collection of business-page parodies. If you enjoy Dilbert and Dave Barry, and chuckling at businessmen, reporters and Bill Gates, buy this book." Montreal Gazette

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767908870
Author:
Marlatt, Andrew
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Andrew Marlatt
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Topic - Business and Professional
Series Volume:
ICD8
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.24x8.42x.51 in. 1.20 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767908870 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hysterically funny. Marlatt's satire tells you more about what's happening than the 'real' news. I love this book!"
"Review" by , "I loved Suck, and I love The Onion. Though Andrew Marlatt chose not to name his book 'The Suckion,' it is that smart, and that funny."
"Review" by , "Economy of Errors is drop dead funny! Andrew Marlatt's intelligence, wit, and razor-sharp powers of quirky observation kept me screaming with laughter. Do yourself a favor, buy this book. Your view of current events will never be the same."
"Review" by , "Simply one of the funniest books I've ever read, Economy of Errors takes a Swiftian approach to (surprise!) satirizing the online world, the offline world, and any world in between. The stories are great because they make me lose weight with belly laughter while bringing the sheer magnitude of the events into human focus."
"Review" by , "With so many hilarious business stories in one book, I can now cancel my subscription to Forbes."
"Review" by , "If your idea of a power breakfast is scarfing down a bagel as you synchronize your PDA with the latest orange juice futures, Economy of Errors is not just for you, it¹s about you. But for the rest of us, Andrew Marlatt restores our faith in the exquisite oxymoron 'funny business.'"
"Review" by , "My only caveat with this book is that you really shouldn't read it before bedtime. It's just too funny, and you won't be able to stop laughing, which will stop you from getting a good night's sleep and you'll just wind up with big bags under your eyes the next morning."
"Review" by , "If Dilbert helps you get through your business day, Economy of Errors should be good for a few weeks."
"Review" by , "A hilarious send-up of the business world ... you might bust a gut laughing if you try to read it in one sitting."
"Review" by , "An uproarious romp through the most ridiculous moments and notions in recent business history. No chief executive, boardroom chairman or business guru is safe from Marlatt's keen eye and lacerating wit. Yes, there will be tears rolling down your cheeks when you finish. But they'll be the products of sidesplitting laughter."
"Review" by , "(A) loony collection of business-page parodies. If you enjoy Dilbert and Dave Barry, and chuckling at businessmen, reporters and Bill Gates, buy this book."
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