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Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose

Sad Desk Salad (edition 2012)

by Jessica Grose

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Blogger Alex Lyons stumbles across a juicy scandal involving a politician's daughter. Is Alex willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her life spiraling out of control.
Title:Sad Desk Salad
Authors:Jessica Grose
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Original, Kindle Edition, 304 pages
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Tags:chick lit, New York, media

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Sad Desk Salad by Jessica Grose


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This was a fun quick read, I finished it in during the winter storm that never was, and really enjoyed it. I can now never look at my favorite news blogs the same and I have a much greater appreciation for bloggers in seeing how much work goes into maintaining one. The story was cute although I found some things annoying like the drawing out of her fight with Peter and the absurdity of the hate site. I think this a great book for the early to mid twenty crowd as it focuses a lot on the after college life/ quarter century crisis that so many of us experience. ( )
  sunshine608 | Feb 2, 2021 |
I needed something light and funny and this was the perfect book for that. Though it was not just happiness and sunshine, no this book did look at the internet a bit more closely too.

Alex the heroine gets up around 6 am and then works for almost 12 hours. She does not dress, take a shower and often forget to eat. She is obsessed with her work as the tempo is high and she needs to find and write several pieces a day and get a lot of traffic for the website. Is she happy? I think she is too busy to consider this. But I did like that she wanted more.

The book takes place during a hectic week as she gets an email with a video. Do post or not to post? Where does one draw the line? She already has angry comments on some post and this, this could be really bad, but also really good for the site. There is pressure and figuring out what really is the right thing to do. Not to mention, getting out of that disgusting muumuu she is wearing.

I liked the light was it was written, and there was a lightness in the air too. But it did not get too light thanks to the drama going on.

A fun book that you can read in a heartbeat ( )
  blodeuedd | Mar 2, 2016 |
This book was okay, but I kept hoping that Alex would learn something. I was a little disappointed that she never seemed to have that a-ha moment that will prevent to drama of this book from happening again. ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
This had some interesting aspects, but overall I think I was hoping it would be more insightful about for-profit blogging. I was a little surprised that I wasn't very surprised ... pretty much everything was more or less what I would imagine it would be like, and I don't think that's because I'm so smart or anything. I felt like the conclusions should have been the premise -- it seemed like a lot to read a whole book about a blog writer (let's note the author wrote for Jezebel, so like that) that comes to conclusions that most people (who have used the internet ever) would just assume are the baseline. As everyone already gets that, what's the next level?

I did enjoy the fact that it's a book set in the present day New York, and It SEEMED LIKE present day New York, a weird problem that seems to be dogging me lately.
  delphica | Jan 31, 2014 |
I absolutely loved this book. At first I wasn't too sure about it since it mainly revolves around Alex who writes blog snippets for a website all day. I thought it would get boring after awhile since she is mostly indoors doing the same thing. But not so! I could hardly put this book down. I loved how Alex was already beginning to unravel at the beginning of the book (not taken showers for awhile, wearing the same clothes, ect). I loved that the author jumped right in.

In a digital age where most everything is either done or at least read about on the internet, I think this is a fabulous book that shows how much of society revolves around "celebrities" and how easy it is to get sucked into the digital world instead of living in the real world. ( )
  BStreeper | Sep 29, 2013 |
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Blogger Alex Lyons stumbles across a juicy scandal involving a politician's daughter. Is Alex willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her life spiraling out of control.

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