“A high-octane, electric look at Madison Avenue craziness from a pair who’ve been there and done that.”—Publishers Weekly
One woman attempts to beat the boys club at their own game in this wickedly funny novel that is both a takedown of the advertising industry and an inspiring story about breaking through the glass ceiling.
Twenty-something copywriter Kay Carlson has landed her dream job at the top ad agency in New York City, but it turns out life at the edgiest shop in town is less “Lean in” and more #MeToo. Talent and hard work don’t count as much as winning the approval of her hotshot creative director, Elliott, whose idea of team-building is bullying his boy tribe to tag along to the strip club. Meanwhile, Kay is stuck at the office penning puns for the cat food account none of the cool kids will touch.
When the agency’s biggest client threatens to fire them, Kay realizes her job will be first on the chopping block if she doesn’t find a way to outshine the old regime. Winning another account will require all her creativity and strength, but can Kay find the confidence to risk it all so she can rewrite the rules from the corner office? Or will she be on the first bus back to Jersey, too washed up to write copy for the phone book?
“Here’s what happens when girl power storms Mad Men….Wickedly funny and smartly sweet….A high-octane, electric look at Madison Avenue craziness from a pair who’ve been there and done that.”—Publishers Weekly
“Copygirl is my new girl crush. Always looking to discover more Cool Funny Working Girl Heroines. A great, great read.”—Lucy Sykes, bestselling coauthor of The Knockoff “The authors paint an agency world in which you see… how the not-so subtle bro-ism of an ad agency starts to shut out women (and some men!)…A great ride.”—Advertising Age Magazine
“Downright fresh modern chick-lit…Filled with depth, honesty, mishaps, witty banter, and a colorful cast of characters.”—Manhattan Book Review
“A character readers will want to root for as she learns how to get her footing in a world that isn’t necessarily interested in helping her out.”—Library Journal
“This modern twist on Mad Men is engaging, interesting, and most importantly, funny as hell. Copygirl is the book that will turn your wine club back into a book club.”—Sarah Bird, author of Above the East China Sea “We loved Copygirl—it bursts off the page with its witty narrative and sly observations.”—Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, co-authors of The Status of All Things