Several People Are Typing

A Novel

Hardcover, 256 pages

Published Sept. 7, 2021 by Doubleday.

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3 stars (9 reviews)

A work-from-home comedy where WFH meets WTF.

Told entirely through clever and captivating Slack messages, this irresistible, relatable satire of both virtual work and contemporary life is The Office for a new world.

Gerald, a mid-level employee of a New York–based public relations firm has been uploaded into the company’s internal Slack channels—at least his consciousness has. His colleagues assume it’s an elaborate gag to exploit the new work-from home policy, but now that Gerald’s productivity is through the roof, his bosses are only too happy to let him work from . . . wherever he says he is.

Faced with the looming abyss of a disembodied life online, Gerald enlists his co-worker Pradeep to help him escape, and to find out what happened to his body. But the longer Gerald stays in the void, the more alluring and absurd his reality becomes.

Meanwhile, Gerald’s colleagues have PR catastrophes of …

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What the fuck did I just read? 2 hours of my life I will never get back and the fact that a book like this is published by a major publisher is an embarrassment. Nobody should be subjected to this awful “book”. Aside from 2-3 funny lines within it, this book is a giant stinker. I’d give it zero stars if I could.

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