Swimming in the Steno Pool (Paperback)

A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office

By Lynn Peril

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

Publication Date: April 25, 2011

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In Swimming 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 illustrations promoting office equipment and office girls alike, Peril delivers a feisty, witty celebration of the women who've been running the show for decades.

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