Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sad Desk Salad - TLC Book Tours Review

Synopsis:  As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women's website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She's churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she's fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit's parent company keeps close tabs on page views, Alex knows her job is always at risk.

So when an anonymous tipster sends her the year's most salacious story—a politico's squeaky-clean Ivy League daughter caught in a very R-rated activity—it's a no-brainer. But is Alex really willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her own life spiraling out of control.

My Review:  Sad Desk Salad is great book.  I loved learning/reading about the behind scenes of a "gossip" blog.  I thought writing a book review blog was tough!  I really liked Alex.  I could picture Alex on her couch writing blog posts in her dirty muumuu (and greasy hair).  Every time I open Yahoo and I see the stories scrolling by, I can't help but think of Sad Desk Salad.

Sad Desk Salad is a quick and easy chick-lit book with a great story.  There is a lot humor along the way and an ethical dilemma that we go through with Alex.  I could not do Alex's job that is for sure.  It is just crazy.  If you are looking for an interesting, funny, chick-lit, quick read, I recommend you check out Sad Desk Salad.  You won't be disappointed.

Meet the Author:  Jessica Grose is a writer and editor. She was previously a senior editor at Slate and an editor at Jezebel. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesGlamourMarie ClaireSpin, and several other publications, and on She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

You can connect with Jessica on her  websiteFacebook  and Twitter.

Purchase It:  You can purchase Sad Desk Salad on-line at Amazon for $14.99 ($10.19 prime members and $8.89 Kindle version).
TLC Book Tours:  Make sure you check out other reviews as part of the TLC Book Tours.

Tuesday, October 2nd: A Bookworm’s World
Wednesday, October 3rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, October 4th: Book Review by Molly
Thursday, October 4th: Book Journey
Monday, October 8th: StephTheBookworm
Tuesday, October 9th: My, My Book and the Couch
Wednesday, October 10th: It’s a Crazy, Beautiful Life
Thursday, October 11th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, October 12th: Peppermint PhD
Monday, October 15th: Stephany Writes
Tuesday, October 16th: Chaos is a Friend of Mine
Wednesday, October 17th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, October 18th: Twisting the Lens
Wednesday, October 24th: Sweet Southern Home


  1. Book blogging is tough enough - I can't imagine doing Alex's job!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

  2. I can't imagine doing Alex's job either!! The pressure alone would eat me I'd probably tell Moira to take a hike pretty quickly, and then I'd be jobless :p

  3. Sounds like a great premise! It reminds me a little of the book Spin (a very good read) where the MC has to decide if she wants to ruin a celebrity's life.


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