Choose Your Own Misery: The Office Adventures by Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon

  Wow. Have these folks captured office life. Choose Your Own Misery is an apt title. 

They might give Dilbert a run for his money. 

And do they have a gift for writing. They had me laughing on practically every page. Or maybe crying because I could relate to the pain and misery. 

From the intro: 

“Think carefully before you make a move…or don’t. Frankly, it won’t make much of a difference. None of what we do makes much of a difference. We’re all just programmed to die.”

And there’s gems like this: 

“You feel sick the entire elevator ride up to the office, but that’s probably just the hangover combined with old mayonnaise.”

And this:  

“There’s nothing in the world less sexual than a PowerPoint presentation on ROI analysis.”

Which is sad because I can agree. I have actual experience presenting PowerPoints on ROI analysis. 


Oh, and I love the “surprise ending” that starts with you getting another drink at the bar…

Recommended. But maybe not for the same age group as “Choose Your Own Adventure” was geared for.  

Thanks to NetGalley and Diversion Books for a copy in return for an honest review.


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