92nd out of 150 books — 99 voters
The setting of Office Politics is the slightly worn-at-the-heels office of The Outsider, an influential journal of opinion with a small but dwindling circulation. When a sudden illness sends its dominating editor-in-chief, Gilbert Twining, into enforced retirement, the underground struggle among his editors to supplant him surfaces. The conflict is bitter because the stake...more
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Published July 1st 1975 by Pocket
(first published January 1st 1966)
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Apr 12, 2014 Lobstergirl rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ted Allen
It's offices - not schools, factories, coal mines, or prisons - that are the unpleasant underbelly of American life, the places where most Americans come face to face with their dissatisfactions, underachievements, and failings, where we suppress the uncomfortable questions: Why do I dislike so many people? Is this all there is? How long can I continue to do the same thing every day? Should I key Dave's car or are there working security security cameras in the garage? For all these reasons I usu...more
Sheed was born in London to Francis "Frank" Sheed and Mary "Maisie" Ward, prominent Roman Catholic publishers (Sheed & Ward) in the United Kingdom and the United States during the mid-20th century. Wilfrid Sheed spent his childhood in both England and the United States before attending Downside School and Lincoln College, Oxford where he earned BA (1954) and MA (1957) degrees.More about Wilfrid Sheed...