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The Real World

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Caleb Sparrow, an unremarkable 24-year- old with ''the perfectly ordinary face of a Westchester WASP'', enters 'the real world' as a research analyst at the prestigious consulting firm of Hooker & Lyman, the first rung in a young man's climb up the business ladder. Caleb's legacy, handed to him by his aggressive, driven father, is to make ''as much (money) as possible' ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published July 1st 1984 by Atheneum
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Christopher Knowlton
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“The Real World is in the line of Catcher in the Rye and The Graduate, but it is a much better book than the latter. This is a cleanly told, unattitudinzing glimpse into hell. Eighties Youth! Read this before you join a corporation!” – Roy Blunt Jr., author of Crackers

“Christopher Knowlton has delivered the goods in a novel that explains his generation’s decision to go the Wall Street route. This is a fine and funny book!” – John Jay Osborn, Jr., author of The Paper Chase

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