One Clown Short [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mandy Maloney needs a job. After fleeing to the classifieds, soon she finds herself accepting an unlikely dream job--sales training at a circus supply company with great pay and great benefits, marred only by an aloof, sexist boss and a series of surreal events.

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One Clown Short

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Overview

Mandy Maloney needs a job. After fleeing to the classifieds, soon she finds herself accepting an unlikely dream job--sales training at a circus supply company with great pay and great benefits, marred only by an aloof, sexist boss and a series of surreal events.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011346460
  • Publisher: Linda Wright
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 524,729
  • File size: 293 KB

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    What a fun read

    I loved the author's imagination, she had some of the most origional characters I've read in a long time. The book was light but kept me from putting it down. I had to see how it was going to end. If you read to escape the ordinary and laugh then this is a great book for you. It's a satire on corporate America but done so well you keep forgetting that and focus on the well told story. I hope she writes more like this.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Original

    Fun skewering of some of the ridiculousness that goes on at work. I could relate to all of it. Clever, original and funny.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    A romp through the office!

    This is a hilarious romp through the cubicles. Almost every chapter had a situation that I have experienced myself in the workplace. This is great satire!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    A reviewer

    We all love our jobs, right? How would you feel if you had to wear a clown outfit and play a kazoo at staff meetings? Better or would it be worse than what you do now? This book makes you wonder about that and also about what the bosses are really doing behind closed doors. A fun book with a flash of mystery and the laughs of a three ring circus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    So-So

    This book is very wacky and has a lot of twist and turns. Pretty good if you have nothing else to read. Very long!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    This book starts out a bit weak, gains strength through the midd

    This book starts out a bit weak, gains strength through the middle even if it is missing pieces and seems to have things thrown in that don't actually fit the timeline (how is a cc bill due days after a business trip and why would the cc company call the owners MOTHER?). It has a unique and humerous view of life in an office but at the same time it is completely absurd. I could have handled the total off the wall nature of the book except the last part of the book totally gets ridiculous in a bad way and goes from funny bad to just plain awful. Thankfully this was a free book as I can't imagine having paid for it then getting to the ending and realizing I paid actual money for it. Plenty of good ideas but needs a total overhall to be considered more than an attempt at a solid story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Crazy enjoyeable read

    I read the book in two days. The zany characters and twists will keep you glued to the pages. Mandy didnt know what she walked into and neither will you. Enjoy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Not terrible, not a fav. 246 pages

    A strange story but I got through it. Hard to keep up with who is talking...probably due to a lot of poor editing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Glad I read it

    I almost wasn't going to read it based on the reviews...but i'm glad i did. I thought it had a basic plot and very imaginative. It did end somewhat abruptly but it wasn't a weird ending; it was natural given the circumstances of the story. It wasn't as long as it seemed either. I got a little freaked out thinking it was 1407 pages. But for every time i tapped forward on the screen, the page count advanced about 3-4 pages. So it really wasn't that terribly long. If you don't like perfect formatting then you might have a problem with this book--the formatting was a bit tricky to get in sync with. But overall it was an entertaining book-it reminded me of The Office tv show.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Good sketch comedy

    This book is actually packed with clever, funny scenes. Unfortunately, they're strung together very loosely in a plot that wanders, with no motivation from scene to scene. The writing is pretty good, so it's worth reading, but don't expect to follow a logical, internally-consistent plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Disappointed!!!!!

    Hard to understand who was speaking because it all ran together without identifying the person speaking @ when a different person started speaking.

    Bad formatting. Words split without any "rhyme or reason".

    The Pig Latin part went on and on. Ugh!

    The ending was a big disappointment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Truly one clown short

    The whole book was odd with weird jerks from one scene to the next. While I enjoy workplace humor this would be better as a comic/graphic novel than a book. Strongly reminds me of Dibert.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Manic

    Manic style

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Different... Witty... Imaginative

    Overall, the story line was entertaining. There were some characters that didn't fit, but they did not take away from the book. It will keep you entertained.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    No stars

    What a shame this misappropriation of words is actually considered a book. Not even entertaining or fun to read. Predictable, even for a third grade student. Please, it is understood that many of these free books may be questionable, but this was probably the most useless trash I have ever read. Don't waste your time.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book was horrible! Enough said.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    HORRIGE

    This book was horrible!! I thought this was going to be a good book but instead I got this! When I was reading I kept saying in my mind "keep reading, its going to get better".......... it didn't get better. I did not like this book at all and i do not reccomend this book.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    The subject matter is entertaining, but there were parts with bl

    The subject matter is entertaining, but there were parts with blatant grammatical errors that made it difficult to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great Book!

    Very funny and easy to read. Kept my attention and i was entertained until the end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    TOOOOOOO LLLLOOOOONNNNGGGGG

    Way toooooo long! 1420 pages? is that right or more????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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