REVIEW: B.S., Incorporated by Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss

 

Summary: Business Solutions, Inc. is falling apart at the seams. While employees kill time stalking free snacks and filming porn in the HQ stairwells, the company’s co-CEOs bring in shadowy corporate consultants to shake up their business in ways even they don’t understand.

As the communications manager tasked with translating C-suite doublespeak, Will Evans is constantly torn between his blue-collar warehouse past and his white-collar future. When he is put in charge of rolling out a dubious strategy the consultants brand Optelligence, Will is thrust deep into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility he never expected.

Enter Anna Reed, corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. To her, BSI is just a steppingstone to a better job at a smarter company. Demoted to Will’s team on her first day, she’s ready to steamroll anyone to get her career back on track.

When BSI is pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Will hatches a covert plan that just might save them all. But he needs Anna’s cunning and courage to pull it off. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?

My Review: This review should have been written months ago, guys this book is hilarious.   Anyone that has worked in corporate America will greatly appreciate this novel.   It has every type of “office worker” imaginable.  I laughed so hard in this book because this book felt real.   Even though Anna isn’t really my cup of tea (I mean those corporate ladder climbers are soooo annoying 😉 ) I liked her character a lot, she felt real.

Also the porn filming stuff was hilarious, I am really not sure what that says about me personally, even months later I am laughing at that scene.

Overall the book was well developed thoughtful and you really must read it if you have been in the corporate environment and have worked for a really bad company.    The characters are amazing and the plot makes you think.  This is a fantastic novel.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own.

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