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DIARY OF A WORKING GIRL
Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit
Freelance writer Lane Silverman finally gets her big break when she sells an article idea about finding love in the workplace to Cosmopolitan. Now she needs to find a real 9-to-5 job for the first time in her life. But she's amazed when she stumblesquite literally, in her Jimmy Choo crocodile heelsinto her new world. There are men everywhere at this Wall Street firm. This article is going to be a snap, right?
Not exactly. There's her kindly boss, Tom, and cute accountant Seth, but before Lane even goes on her first date, she's swept off her feet by Liam, a charming British man she meets in a bar. He's not a co-worker, but he just might be her Mr. Right. Lane must decide what's more important: her career or true love?
Despite the title, Lane is much more concerned about her love life than her professional life, and an interesting premise ends up turning into a by-the-numbers chick lit novel. But the heroine's an enchanting narrator, with a fun and lively voice, even if she does owe quite a bit of her style to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones or Sophie Kinsella's Becky Bloomwood. (Apr., 400 pp., $13.00)
Reviewed By: Tara Gelsomino
Published: April 2004