Pounding the Pavement

Pounding the Pavement A Laugh Out Loud Debut Novel About The Minefield That Is Unemployment, The Pursuit Of The Ultimate Career, And The Annoying Habit Of Falling In Love At Inconvenient Times Sarah Pelletier Is Unemployed And In A Very Bad Mood Her Film Company Has Tanked Right Before Christmas, No Less Leaving Her With One Lousy Swivel Chair And A Lifetime Supply Of Paper Clips Her Headhunter Is A Fool Who Can T Pronounce Her Name Her Irritatingly Gorgeous Roommate S Idea Of A Fun Time Is To Drag Her To Pink Slip Parties And, To Top It All Off, Her Last Twelve Bucks Are Trapped In A Metro Card Something Has Got To Give.So Begins One Smart Twentysomething S Quest For The Right Job In New York City After Extricating Herself From A Morass Of Self Pity Strewn With Candy Bar Wrappers And Wine Bottles, Sarah Turns To The All Important Task Of Padding Her R Sum While Artfully Dodging Her Parents Attempts To Bribe Her Into Law School Of Course, Padding Your R Sum Puts You In Jeopardy Of Being Construed As Over Qualified In Which Case You Might Try Unpadding Your R Sum , Which Then Puts You In Danger Of Being Labeled Inexperienced Which Leaves You With The Option Of Stalking Your Ex Boss In The Hope That She Ll Drag You Along In Her Ascent To Greatness In Another Company Unless She Stabs You In The Back First Meanwhile, When A Temp Job Saddles Her With A Massive Crush On A Brooklyn Dwelling Dreamboat Named Jake, Sarah S Already Full Plate Is Crowded With Lust, Jealousy, And Mild Obsession, Just When She S Trying To Be Professional This Hilarious First Novel From A Confident New Voice In Women S Fiction Offers A Pitch Perfect Take On The Dignity Whittling Survival Game Of Job Hunting Starring A Lovably Neurotic Heroine Whose Problems Ring Refreshingly True. The thing about the 5 star rating system is that you have to rate every book in the context of ALL the books you read In that light, this book is a one, at best But if you evaluate it solely for what it was beach read quickie book , it was pretty good I read it quickly and found the characters interesting and mostly likeable, and I appreciated the New York ness of it as well as the coming of age plot I hate to say that I disappointed with the ending, but all I really wanted was for the The thing about the 5 star rating system is that you have to rate every book in the context of ALL the books you read In that light, this book is a one, at bes
When I picked up POUNDING THE PAVEMENT, I was really just looking for a fun chick lit read I wasn t expecting anything big just a relatable story about a girl who can t find a man or a job I mean, who can t relate to that, right And while this novel definitely wasn t bad, there just wasn t anything extraordinary about it either When I think about chick lit stereotypes, I think of everything I found in this book a self entitled main character who seems overly picky in her choices of wo When I picked up POUNDING THE PAVEMENT, I was really just looking for a fun chick lit read I wasn t expecting anything big just a relatable story about a girl who can t find a man or a job I mean, who can t relate to that, right And while this novel definitely wasn t bad, there just wasn t anything extraordinary about it either When I think about chick lit stereotypes, I think of everything I found in this book a self entitled main character who seems overly picky in her choices of work even though she claims to be desperate for a job , characters who think that the perfect man is seemingly the only path to happiness, then of course you have your prototype big city, full of perfect publish jobs and adorable coffee shops where rich yuppies go to write articles for thei
Being unemployed, I really thought I could commiserate with the main characterboy, was I wrong I had a hard time getting through it The main character is whiny, self loathing, self destructive and highly pretentious I loathe people characters that have self righteous and arrogant attitude towards lifewhich is in essence the main character Adding insult to injury to a reader, the bo
Would put it just under 4 stars because I really enjoyed this novel about a woman who gets laid off The heroine has an all too attractive roommate who she envies and at times hides from because of money issues and her untidy ways To tackle her job problem she often plays with her resume in order to land a permanent, but often temporary, job The romance,
I ve always thought that there are significant parallels between dating and job searching and that a great book could be written on the topic This is not that book It s a missed opportunity The author can t seem to decide which t
If you need to turn your brain off for a few hours, this book might do the trick I ve never lived in NYC, but I doubt the experience is ANYTHING like this book portrays it not that reality is exactly a chic lit forte this books pushes my abil
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which I just randomly picked from the shelf of the local library The story of a young woman trying to find her perfect job in NYC was funny, relevant and sweet I loved all of the pop culture references and her smart observances of the working world
A cute, quick read I could certainly relate to some of what the main character was feeling with job interviews and job opportunities like being offered an assistant position Is this a job that interests you when she s looking for something tot
A very light read about an unemployed woman with low self esteem who struggles to find a job and deal with a new relationship At times this book reminded me of Bridget Jones Diary, but I found Sarah to be muchannoying than Bridget, particularly for how she treats her boyfriend. I am trying to find a genre of books to read when i m desiring some brainless entertainment I can t play bubblebreaker This book was not it I try to like these contemporary trash fiction, but really I just am bored irritated Maybe I should try out Janet Evanovich like Molly J suggests.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Pounding the Pavement
  • Jennifer Van Der Kwast
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 076791953X