August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill here that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is:

Retail Hell: How I Sold My Soul to the Store; Confessions of a Tortured Sales Associate

by Freeman Hall

Publication Date: September 18, 2009

I think you've left these behind, I said, handing them to her. This happens all the time when women try to return bags they've used. Tampons, lipstick, coins, Tic Tacs, and condoms are the top treasures found. Greasy let out a sigh, as if I were the problem. I was just trying my things in it. I really don't see what the problem is here. It's none of your business what I keep in my handbag. It is when my commission is at stake! I'm not your Designer Handbag Rental Service! My not is not!
Enter Freeman Hall, an aspiring screenwriter who sets out to realize his Hollywood dream but instead plunges into the seventh circle of Retail Hell when the rent comes due, selling animal-hide Hobos and overpriced clutches to Lookie-Loos and Picky Bitches but always with a sunshiney smile. Freeman toils in the handbag (that's handbag, NOT purse) department of the Big Fancy Department Store, where he sees, hears, smells (and unfortunately, feels) it all! Here, he provides a true and truly shocking account of life from the other side of the handbag display. From early morning RA-RA rallies to the craziest crazy-lady customers, Freeman's horrific and hilarious workday tales redefine Juicy Couture. As Freeman begins to plot his escape, he realizes that despite the Big Fancy's lax return policy, for him, there really may be no returns . . . no exchanges . . . no way out.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave a link in my comments section if you have a blog, or just share your book if not.

Happy reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

I love the cover.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This could be very funny or painful - depending on the reader's own retail experience. Good pick!

Lizzy said...

Well, I've been there. So, I'll definitely be picking up a copy!

Debbie's World of Books said...

This sounds like a fun read!