Title: Sad Desk Salad
Author: Jessica Grose
Genre/Audience: Chick lit, women’s fiction, adult
Publication: William Morrow, 2012
Source: For review, TLC Tours
Review by Kim
Summary: Alex Lyons is a writer for the popular women’s Website, Chick Habit, and is paid to be bitchy. She posts several times a day, saving her best one for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. She tells herself she’s fulfilling her dreams of being a professional writer, but the parent company of Chick Habit keeps close tabs on page views and Alex’s job is always at risk. When Alex receives an anonymous tip revealing the R-rated activity of the daughter of an upcoming politician, she is torn between running the story of her career and possibly ruining the young girl’s life.
My Thoughts: Sad Desk Salad is Jessica Grose’s debut novel and it was a fun, quick read. I really liked the character of Alex and her struggle to try and do the right thing and yet still further her career. It was cool for me as a blogger, to see the life of a professional blogger and I can’t say it is something I would want to do. That poor girl didn’t even have time to take a shower or wash her hair!!! Even if you don’t blog, I would highly recommend this book if you like chick lit.
My Rating: 4/5