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A great weekend read at 330 pages.
An entertaining story of a young campaign
Entwined through their daily work in the office is their budding attempts at romance. Allison constant efforts to attract a seemingly uninterested coworker, and Janet's cyber romance with another senator, gives the story a "Sex and the City" feel to it. The book offers a funny look into what might go on in a political office, as she describes each personality of the office staff and how they interact, giving new meaning to the phrase "being hired for who you know and not what you know."
This new life for Allison is detailed throughout the book. Her lack of funds to be able to afford to live in Washington DC, checking her bank balance and finding it at -$126.89, for example, is very relatable for any person reflecting on their beginning struggles in the real world. It also shows the pressure young people face in making a successful career for themselves. Though she is overworked, underpaid, used and abused, she constantly reminds herself how hard work pays off and how anyone would kill for the opportunity she has. Many can relate to the constant buzzing of their work phones, which is a poignant reminder of work and life in the digital age. Allison's BlackBerry seems an extension of her fingertips, responding to emails all through the night, Allison is almost always "on." The authors describe the development of the characters as they progress through naive enthusiasm to competent employees who the senator and his family come to rely on for all things. As Allison develops throughout the story you can't help but enjoy her growth, maturity, and positive attitude. She never stops really enjoying the hectic pace of her new life.
This book is a great weekend read at 330 pages. It is story full of life and humor!
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