I’ve just been re-reading e by Matt Beaumont – ‘the novel of liars, lunch and lost knickers’.

Via a series of emails, it tells the inside workings of an ad agency. As it says on the back cover, ‘a tapestry of insincerity, backstabbing and bare-faced bitchiness – just everyday office politics.’

Brilliant book! Unputdownable!

It reminds me of when I was 19, and was accepted at Watford College to do a copywriting course. The letter they sent me said, ‘Although you might be too diffident for the advertising industry, you clearly have talent so we are offering you a place.’

I chose to train as a journalist instead, and ended up as a marketing copywriter. Reading this book makes me glad I did!

You can get it here.


3Cs Founder · May 24, 2007 at 6:17 pm

I read the book on the recommendation of you and other guys – fantastic! It was read in one sitting since it was rivetting to read. I recognised the characters from my own 43 year career if only by their traits.It should be mandatory reading on all MBA courses.Colin

Anonymous · May 28, 2007 at 5:59 pm

It’s one of my favourite books. I agree that you can’t put it down. It’s a must read for anyone in corporate life and a highly recommended for anyone who knows how to laugh.

Anonymous · June 2, 2007 at 4:26 pm

I’ve just checked it out on Amazon and based on the comments, have ordered a copy.

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