In Office Hours
By Lucy Kellaway
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446565691, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 2011
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IN OFFICE HOURS is the story of Stella and Bella, two intelligent working women who each fall for impossible lovers--at work. Kellaway's keen observations on the way in which affairs move from state to state are a sort of masterclass in office love, bringing to life both the excitement of illicit romance and the ridiculousness of business behavior and language with a sharp sense of humor.
IN OFFICE HOURS is intelligent, funny, moving and agonizing, but it's also so painfully reconizable to any woman who has ever worked in an office or ever been in love. Kellaway hits a real nerve with her depictions of how people come to get into the emotional messes that we do and then how very difficult it is to get out again.
Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist at the Financial Times. She also writes a weekly management column for The Irish Times. In addition she has worked as energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent, a Lex column writer for the Financial Times, and interviewer of business people and celebrities, all with the FT. She has become well known for her pointed commentaries on the limitations of modern corporate culture. At the British Press Awards 2006 she was named Columnist of the Year.