Save the Assistants Reading + Contest with Lilit Marcus

09/16/2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Join us for a reading and booksigning with Lilit Marcus, author of Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace. Several actual assistants (or former assistants) will join Lilit to share their stories too.

And in the spirit of "bad bosses bring people together" we will sponsor a contest that will reward some of the very best (meaning worst) assistant stories we receive. And you don't have to have been an assistant to submit a tale - owners of companies, colleagues and folks who have actually had assistants are invited to submit stories too. Just send your stories to by Sept. 14th. Prizes will be awarded to folks present at the event on Sept. 16th.

Facebook RSVP encouraged.


SAVE THE ASSISTANTS is a blog devoted to the ups and downs of assistant life, and the book expands on popular sections - the horror stories, celebrity assistant gossip, and "The Bossary," a boss glossary -- and incorporates more prescriptive advice, like how to gracefully navigate the world of office politics.

With her trademark wit, Marcus breaks down the typical work day for an assistant, from the mundane (sorting mail) to the humiliating (lying to your boss′ wife about his affair) and introduces us to the different kinds of bosses (The Drama Queen, The Overstresser, The Functional Illiterate). She also offers a survival guide, a compendium of tips, tricks and tools on tasks both small -- stretching an assistant′s salary -- and big -- deciding whether to quit.

 Readers learn how to create a Beleagued Assistant Playlist and how to identify a Combo Job (when two positions are combined into a single underpaid one); Office Plague (if one person gets sick, everyone gets sick); and Dining Al Desko (eating lunch at your desk while continuing to work).


Lilit Marcus is the cofounder of and the editor of Her writing has also appeared in Newsweek, the New York Post, and Cosmopolitan. A native of North Carolina, she now lives in New York City. 


Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401310172
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - August 31st, 2010

"If you're tired, you're poor, and you're a huddled mass of an assistant yearning to breathe free, look no further than Save the Assistants." --Yahoo!

"Lilit at Save the Assistants . . . feels your pain." --Marie Claire

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