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Les tribulations d'une caissière by Anna Sam
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Jan 14, 2010

it was ok
Read in January, 2010

This comedic memoir of a French cashier is painfully unfunny. The humor isn't dry. It isn't ironic. It's just mild and damp, like hypoallergenic baby wipes. I enjoyed one laugh: each day, a customer approaches Anna's checkout station and asks, "Are you open?" She responds: "Me? No. My register? Yes."

Yet this book was a sensational bestseller in France, where it is being adapted for the stage and screen. Today, a few years after its publication, it might have a tremendous audience in the USA, where hundreds of thousands of educated, experienced 20-somethings compete over cashier positions.

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message 1: by Shawn (new)

Shawn Perhaps try "Nickel and Dimed." Maybe the American version of this universal story; I may be recommending it based on a similar reaction; it too was adapted for stage (which I saw) and maybe screen, but I was underwhelmed by the book. It's possible I was simply in a cynical mood.


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