The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth

Rating – 0

I wanted to love this book.  I really did!  However, I didn’t even finish. This is such a rarity for me.  I couldn’t tell you the last time I abandoned a book.  This however, was not worth another minute of my time.  I originally added this to my to-read list after reading great things about it.  Since then, it seems as though I am not alone in this low opinion.

This is a memoir written by a former receptionist for The New Yorker.  I found it to be more of a name dropping fiasco.  There seemed to be no common theme holding things together.  Instead, there was a lot of name dropping.  To me, it almost seemed she was trying to become famous by association.  She was a writer who never really accomplished her dreams and instead chose to write a memoir as her last shot.

Perhaps others found great insight in these short stories.  I did not.