Russell Wiley is in deep trouble. A media executive for the failing Daily Business Chronicle, his career is teetering on the brink of collapse, and his sexless marriage is fast approaching its expiration date. With his professional and personal lives floundering, it’s no wonder Russell is distracted, unhappy, and losing faith in himself. Making matters worse are his scheming boss, a hotshot new consultant, and the beguiling colleague whose mere presence has a disconcerting effect on Russell’s starved libido. Disaster seems imminent...and that’s before he makes a careless mistake that could cost the paper millions. Russell realizes he must take drastic action if he is going to salvage his career, his love life, and what little remains of his self-respect. Sardonic, edgy, and true to life, this gripping novel from author Richard Hine offers an insider’s view into a newspaper’s inner sanctum and the people who oil the wheels of the “old media” machine.
Heralded by Publishers Weekly as “one part Glengarry Glen Ross and two parts Sophie Kinsella,” Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch is a debut novel that will delight any listener who has waded through the uncharted territories of the heart or witnessed the ironies of corporate life.
What members say
- Elisabeth Carey
Light, funny, enjoyable
Russell Wiley spends his work life selling ad space in the Daily Business Chronicle, which is a print-only daily business newspaper with declining circulation. There are clear disadvantages to this, but it's not made easier by his boss, Henry, who is determined to make no useful changes, the hotshot new consultant who is trying to turn this short-term gig into a permanent job, the poor hiring choice Russell made a few month ago who is dead weight for his department but whom his boss thinks is Da Bomb...
Oh, and his marriage is falling apart, too.
Clearly, Russell has to make some major changes.
Making a mistake in a spreadsheet, a mistake that is going to cost the company millions of dollars, wasn't the major change he would have chosen.
This is light, funny, a great distraction from paying attention to today's news!
Really, it's just a lot of fun. Recommended.
I bought this audiobook.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Funny and entertaining
I really liked this. The story was funny and caught my attention right away. The narration was great. I highly recommend.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful