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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The clean, spare lines, looping oversized noses, and sharp wit of Charles Barsottis business cartoons have been a staple at The New Yorker for more than three decades. Featuring angry, fist-pounding bosses, hapless, undersized underlings, and deadpan secretaries making outrageous utterances, these are among the cleverest and most searing business cartoons out there. People ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by Bulfinch (first published 2006)
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Marsha
This book uses the simplest effects to explain the inequities and inequalities that abound in the business world. With basic line drawings, the book deals with complex themes such as temp hiring, business as warfare, accountability, committee decision making, et al.

Mr. Barsotti also plays with line, scale and figure to whimsical effect. What his characters may lack in the way of facial expression in one panel is made up for in an abrupt juxtaposition or figure. People soar, get struck by lightn
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Janie Cakes
I'm not exactly part of this books audience, so my rating on it isn't really credible [at least I'm honest:]. I think that in order to fully understand the comedy in this book, one would have to understand how life goes in the office/corporation-world. Or, one would really have to get a beat down from the office/corporation-world. I pretty much just vaguely understood most of the jokes, and pictures. Still, a little imagination can get you laughing up a storm, or hey maybe that's just me.
Jim Melcher
Not my favorite of the New Yorker cartoonists, but a bit amusing.
John
This would have gotten five stars, but it was too short!
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