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The Nobodies

A Novel
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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“Liza Palmer's voice is fresh, exciting, and necessary. She's a must-read author.” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six) 

Charmingly candid, hilarious, and deeply moving, The Nobodies is a novel about failing but never losing the core of yourself, from a beloved writer at the top of her game. 

If there's one thing Joan Dixon knows about herself, it's that she is a damn good journalist. But when she is laid off from yet another soon-to-be-shuttered newspaper, and even the soulless, listicle-writing online jobs have dried up, she is left with few options. Closer to 40 than 30, single, living with her parents again, Joan decides she needs to reinvent herself. She goes to work as a junior copywriter at Bloom, a Los Angeles startup where her bosses are all a decade younger and snacks and cans of fizzy water flow freely. 

For once, Joan has a steady paycheck and a stable job. She befriends a group of misfit coworkers and even begins a real relationship, after years of false starts. But once a journalist, always a journalist, and as Joan starts to poke beneath Bloom’s bright surface, she realizes that she may have accidentally stumbled onto the scoop of her lifetime. Is it worth risking everything for the sake of the story?

©2019 Liza Palmer (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Let me say this, I love Liza Palmer.

While I love Liza Palmer (seriously love her) the premise of the story didn't make sense. A woman who had worked as a newspaper reporter would be tech savvy. She would know acronyms. She wouldn't attack her new boss THE FiRST TIME she meets him, and in front of the entire company. And the fact that she had worked for the newspaper for 18 years but was still so naive, I don't know. Okay, deep breath, all THAT said, I liked the main and ancillary characters. They were likable people and the potential for the story was there. I liked it, I didn't love it. But I love Liza Palmer's other works so it's still a thumbs up for me.

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Too much language, very disappointed.

Every other sentence has cuss words and the writer even brags about it. Can't even follow the story b/c of all the language. Totally ridiculous. Completely disappointed b/c I really like Suzy Jackson, but now she just sounds like garbage mouth. Will try and return.

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