Adult Books

The Office Book
Subversive Ways to Survive the 9-to-5 Grind

By Chloe Rhodes

Subject: Humor
Hardcover | 176 pages | 5 3/8 x 8
US$14.95 | CAN$15.95
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
ISBN: 9781606521090
Both a field guide to office survival and discussion of the woes and follies in the workplace, The Office Book is a delightfully subversive look at the world of work. Contains anecdotes, real-life cover letter gaffes, resume quotes, outrageous emails, and other creative distractions that offer a lifeline from the depths of 9-to-5 monotony. Inside you'll find:
  • Office Survival Rules: Rule #99—If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried
  • Office Games: Including the ever-popular Jargon Bingo
  • Office Language: Fully loaded with a glossary of terms and employee written- and verbal-faux pas
  • Office Decor: Tactics to encourage your employer to purchase items, necessary or not, that will make your space more welcoming
  • Office Horror Stories: When Christmas parties go wrong
  • Playing Hooky: Sneaky maneuvers to acquire a spontaneous personal day
  • Office Waste Management: A list of ways to waste company time
With The Office Book, you'll hold the key to surviving the 9-to-5 grind even if you'll never hold the keys to the corner office.


photo Chloe Rhodes is a freelance journalist who has worked for The Telegraph, Guardian and The Times as well as numerous other respected publications. She lives in North London with her husband.