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If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis

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Anthony Di Renzo makes available for the first time since their original publication some eighty years ago a collection of fifteen of Sinclair Lewis’s early business stories.

Among Lewis’s funniest satires, these stories introduce the characters, themes, and techniques that would evolve into Babbitt. Each selection reflects the commercial culture of Lewis’s day, particularl
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Paperback, 408 pages
Published November 3rd 1997 by Southern Illinois University Press
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While I don't think very many readers would argue that Lewis' shorts were better than his string of popular master-satires in the 1920s, he does use his knack for realism to poke fun at the activities and mannerisms of office culture in a way that still holds up a hundred years later. No amount of technological advancements in the form of excel spreadsheets, conference calls, or slack pages can change the fact that white collar work seems to have consisted of the same middle management st
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