Monthly Archives: March 2012

PUNCHING IN by Alex Frankel

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to deliver packages for UPS, serve latte for Starbucks, or fold T-shirts for The Gap, PUNCHING IN (subtitled: The Unauthorized Adventures of a Front-line Employee) by Alex Frankel provides some answers.  … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING by Tracie McMillan

If Barbara Ehrenreich’s NICKEL AND DIMED got married to Eric Schlosser’s FAST FOOD NATION and had a baby, their child would be Tracie McMillan’s THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING.  In 2001, Ehrenreich told the story of how she went undercover … Continue reading

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TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz

Breezy.  Hilarious.  Satisfying.  These three adjectives perfectly describe Lisa Lutz’s latest installment (#5) in the Spellman series, a collection of light, witty PI novels.  If you haven’t met the Spellmans yet, think HARRIET THE SPY for adults.  Here are the … Continue reading

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