The Assistants by Camille Perri

The Assistants

By Camille Perri

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 207 Ratings
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Ocean’s Eleven meets The Devil Wears Prada” (The Skimm) in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they’ve finally had enough...

Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money.

Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not.

When a technical error with Robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated...


  • As a post grad millennial, I ate this book up!

    By Lstratt2
    Tired of being told to go to college, get a degree, and find a good job only to be struggling to pay rent and barely afford food? These girls are too. This book spoke to me in a way that only a perspective of understanding can. A must read for those post grads trying to climb up the corporate chain and still ending up broke!
  • Fresh and energetic

    By Sharon K Sherman
    Finding out who we are is generally a life-long journey. Though already thirty, Tina finds out who she is, what she's made of, and who she wants to be in a matter of a few short months. A great read.
  • Thumbs up!

    By Toriwphoto
    Such a great read. It's cute, funny, quirky, witty, and tense at times! As a millennial it was perfect. Loved it front to back.
  • Fabulous!

    By Tnordy
    I loved, loved, loved this book! I found myself literally laughing out loud reading. If you were looking for a hilarious read this is it!
  • Good read but meant for millennials

    By Mjoypick
    I enjoyed the book but felt like I was 10 years too old to be reading it ...
  • Absolutely loved this book!

    By Mellie Mel 1970
    Completely captures the world of being an assistant to someone with way more power than you and conflicting emotions of knowing them so intimately and the duality of want to support them and choke them (lol) at the same time. Great book!
  • Write more

    By Harley4Frank
    This is a good and fun read. Shades of Erma B. I just hope she writes more!
  • The assistants

    By Jillsans
    Really fun escape read for the summer!
  • Great read!

    By Hatedoingreviews1
    Thoroughly enjoyed this underdog story.
  • Great Story

    By Slp snoopy
    Love your reference to DUMBO!