THE GIRLS IN THE OFFICE by Jack Olsen

THE GIRLS IN THE OFFICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

All about what Alexandra and Peg and Bettye and Phyllis and Stephanie and Jayne and Vanessa and Mary and Florence and Callia and Samantha and Gloria and Faith and Corey and Stacy are doing, not so much in the office as out of it although they do spend their days working for The Company where even if they're not getting a very good deal they're not very interested in Women's Lib. They're not married and it looks as if they'll stay that way, particularly since Company Men are freeloaders. You might have had hopes for Gloria whose Tom didn't have a wife -- only a mother -- but that was no better. Of course anybody can get screwed -- in fact they all do all the time -- since as Mary says, ""This is no place for a nice young girl."" Mr. Olsen takes no part in the proceedings -- it's all as intimately told to his cassette -- and if you need a rationale for the book, you'll find that too -- ""New Yorkers have these little games that help them survive and peeping is one of them."" Sad to say, peeping at the worst of everything before it hits the fan or the rinse cycle.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1972
Publisher: Simon & Schuster