Camille Perri

Camille Perri will sign her novel, The Assistants (Putnam; $25).

Until recently, Camille Perri was Books Editor at Large for Cosmopolitan.  Prior to that, she served as Assistant Editor and Books Consultant at Esquire. Earlier in her career, Perri was a ghostwriter of young adult novels, a fiction reader for The Paris Review, a reference librarian, and, of course, an assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College.

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Event date: 

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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ISBN: 9780399172540
Availability: Special Order
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 3rd, 2016

Tina Fontana is the hapless but brazen thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the all-powerful and commanding 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 his reservations for restaurants she'd never get into on her own and pouring his drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, she's bored, broke, and just a bit over it all. 

When a technical error with Robert's travel-and-expenses report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her student loan debt with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she struggles with the decision: She's always played by the rules. But it's such a relatively small amount of money for the Titan Corporation and for her it would be a life-changer . . .