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Swimming in the Steno Pool

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Swimming in the Steno Pool

A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office

By Lynn Peril

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393338546, 291pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2011

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InSwimming in the Steno Pool, author-secretary Lynn Peril profiles the various incarnations of the secretary, from pliable, sexy mate of the "office husband" to postfeminist executive-in-training, drawing inspiration from a wide range of "femorabilia" and secretarial guidebooks of yesteryear. Featuring an array of fabulous illus- trations promoting office equipment and office girls alike, Peril delivers a feisty, witty celebration of the women who've been running the show for decades.


NPR
Monday, Apr 9, 2012

For decades, secretary positions were the only ones women could hold in many workplaces. The hit TV show Mad Men has fed nostalgia for a time when secretaries typed letters and kept the boss happy. But those duties, and the women who filled them, have come a long way. Host Michel Martin talks with Lynn Peril, author of Swimming in the Steno Pool. More at NPR.org

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