Are you a working Millennial dealing with a soul crushing amount of student debt? Me too! I get you!! The Assistants, by Camille Perri, gets you too. This modern day Robin Hood story will appeal to all readers who have ever found themselves in a position where they were overeducated and underpaid.
In this smart, funny, and totally relevant novel, Tina is an assistant who finds herself with a few extra zeroes in her paycheck due to an error. Rather than come clean, she uses the money to pay off her student loan (because I mean, if we could get away with it, which one of us would NOT do the same thing). Everything is going great, until another assistant working at the same company, Emily, finds out. Emily wants to pay off her student loan too, and she wants Tina to help her….or else. Things quickly get out of control often, with hilarious results.
Critics have compared The Assistants to HBO’s Girls, Thelma and Louise, and Nine to Five and the book has landed on several “best of” lists. It’s even under development to become a feature film. Thinking about reading the book? PML has you covered. We have copies available at the Main Desk for check out now. It’s also available as a free eBook through our Digital Branch.
Now, here’s the best part. We are having a circus at the library and there will be dancing bears. I’m just kidding. I was checking to see if you were still reading. For real though, the author, Camille Perri, will be visiting Patchogue as part of her upcoming book tour. She will be doing a talk as part of our Library in the Lobby Series in partnership with the Patchogue Theatre. After her talk, there will be a sale and a book signing.
Library in the Lobby will take place on Wednesday, May 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are free, but since space is limited, you will need to let us know you are coming. You can reserve tickets by calling the box office at 631-207-1313 or shooting them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll also be having a book discussion here at the library on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 am. It’s a great opportunity to participate in a discussion if you’ve never done one before, especially because we will have bagels! You can sign up for the discussion by coming into the library, via phone, or online.