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ISBN13: 9780452281882
ISBN10: 0452281881
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re: I'm leaving now . . . but before I go there are some things you should know...!!!! Set in a London ad agency desperate to land a coveted big account, e follows the bureaucratic bungling, cutthroat maneuvers, and outrageous sexual antics of a group of Miller-Shanks employees as they scheme, lie, lust, and claw their way up (and down) the company ladder. Written by a former advertising copywriter, this hilarious, dead-on-target novel marks the debut of a hip and exciting new voice in contemporary fiction. With the click of a mouse, Matt Beaumont brings the novel of letters into the twenty-first century, turning his merciless, unerring eye on today's Machiavellian corporate culture-with uproarious results. Rachel Stevenson, Personnel-1/5/00, 3:09 pm

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Written by a former advertising copywriter, this novel about a London ad agency desperate to land a coveted big account follows the outrageous antics of a group of employees as they scheme, lie, and claw their way up (and down) the corporate ladder. The corporate intrigue unfolds in a succession of escalating e-mails.

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MATT BEAUMONT is a creative director at an ad agency in London, and is the author of e and five other books.

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Dovile, December 21, 2009 (view all comments by Dovile)
An absolutely hilarious read!

It's completely made up of Lotus Notes emails sent between co-workers of a large fictional advertising agency, so it takes some time to adjust to reading this unusual style, but then you can delve right into their e-mail conversations and the whole tangle of office intrigues.

The plot is not very coplicated - the agency tries to beat their competitors and get a deal with a large company - it's the interactions between the characters that is entertaining. For someone like me, who actually uses Lotus Notes at work, this novel is even funnier! And so nearly true:) I particularly loved the small side-plot concerning the agency's director, a regional manager from Finland, and a 'system glitch':)

If you like this book, it has two sequels, 'E Before Christmas' and 'E Squared'. I haven't yet read them, but if they're as good as this one, I'll definitely check them out.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452281882
Author:
Beaumont, Matt
Author:
Beaumont, Matthew
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
London
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
Advertising agencies
Subject:
Soft drink industry
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
#104
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.94x5.38x.80 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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