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Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
March 21, 2012

Ever wonder what those secretaries on Mad Men are tapping out on their tank-like typewriters? I’m sure it’s mostly letters and reports dictated by their bourbon-swilling, fanny-patting bosses, but I’ll bet you there’s at least one who is working on a novel or a tell-all book about Madison Avenue.

I’ll further wager that, when both boss and secretarial supervisor are looking the other direction, this same creative genius pulls out her manuscript and does a little of her own work on the company clock. After all, writing on the job is a time-honored tradition, as these three novels by and about secretaries with literary ambitions will attest . [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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