Revenge of the Cube Dweller

Revenge of the Cube Dweller

by Joanne Fox Phillips

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ISBN-13: 9781938416934
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Revenge of the Cube Dweller 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
SFBookworm More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Hits pretty close to home for all the women who are underestimated in corporate jobs. I think I've worked for every one of Tanzie's bosses at some point. Great book to read on a plane except that the other passengers kept wondering what I was laughing about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great beach read. The ending was a surprise and the best twist I've read in a long time. Can't wait for the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a super fun read! Anyone who works in the oil and gas industry, or even in an office, will find themselves laughing out loud about Tanzie's escapades. A quick, entertaining and original book.. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!!
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
A special thank you to River Grove Books, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Joanne Fox Phillips’ REVENGE OF THE CUBE DWELLER, is an engaging tale of one tenacious middle aged woman’s adventure in the corrupt corporate world, a whistleblower uncovering misdeeds of fraud; packed with humor, drama, sass, wit, and delicious revenge! Tanzie Lewis was living the life of everything Houston glitz and glamour has to offer, as the wife of a successful oil executive, with the highlight of her days—competing in the country club golf championship, or lunching with her rich friends. When her cheating husband threw her aside for a younger woman and the stock market took a dive, Tanzie was left at age 52, menopausal, and jobless. (minus her beloved dog, and left with a used Lexus, and able to fit all her worldly possessions in said car). Escaping her friends and former life (of course they now are her husband’s friends with his new wife), she escapes to Tulsa, OK and takes a job in the internal audit department of The Bishop Group, an oil and gas company. She is not on the management team, a nobody, (if you ask her boss), residing in a cube (razor sharp, good at her job, and a plus- a great detective). Taking care of her personal appearance is last on her list, thus weight gain and some lonely nights (with of course the help of nightly cigarettes and wine). However, she receives an adrenaline rush from uncovering misdeeds and accounting irregularities within the company, with a purpose—as the suspense heats up. She is obsessed with getting to the bottom of the fraud, as she needs to be promoted and accepted to demonstrate her worth; in order to get her life back, while working with these men who are worthless and clueless. From sneaking into offices after hours and weekends, uncover as housekeeping staff, to snatching computer passwords to privileged information—she uncovers corporate fraud, manipulation, accounting irregularities, and a cover-up! With the lack of security within the company, she manages to worm her way into their nasty company secrets by getting into emails and private conferences. (Loved it!) After her former friends from Houston are killed in a massive pipeline explosion, due to her employer’s mistakes—she recruits her sidekick sister, Lucy (miss organic and bohemian who wants to save the earth). Tanzie learns to outsmart them all, and wins in her own brilliant way! Thank goodness The Bishop Group was a private company, not publicly traded, as I could definitely step in and help Tanzie. I find whistleblowing novels and corporate fraud (fiction or non-fiction), fascinating! I am about the underdog. Even though this novel was leaning on the humorous side, due to the funky front cover, appealing to a wider audience; however, with a different more mysterious cover, this novel could really be an intense suspense drama and corporate scandalous novel, as has much depth. I for one, love the details as a very analytical thinker. Joanne Fox Phillips’ is an ideal author for this topic with an intensive background, as the director of internal audit for a midstream oil and gas company in Tulsa, Oklahoma; a CPA, certified internal auditor, and certified fraud examiner—offering great insights into the dynamics and internal tactics of corporate fraud. I definitely look forward to more scandalous corporate suspense novels in the future from this talented author. Maybe a SOX one next? Highly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You not only get a crash course in internal auditing but you laugh all the way to the bank! The main character is the kind of woman we see but do not notice. She does her job without fanfare, often overlooked for the flashy and charismatic.Tanzie is that woman. But wait 'till you read how deep still waters lie. It's a great summer read.
ReaderladyNYC More than 1 year ago
I'm always on the lookout for something original and this is it. Finished it in a single sitting, which is rare for me but I couldn't seem to put it down. No sex or violence but still it kept me interested. Who knew internal audit could be remotely interesting? Quite a welcome surprise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a thrilling adventure through worlds I was not so aware of ; educational in such a fun way. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever been under appreciated in the workplace and  am so sorry to say that this is a large group....
LindaMarie07 More than 1 year ago
A sign of the times! The author introduces us to Tanzie Lewis, who discovers a cover-up by one of the most powerful companies in the nation. The Bishop Group was founded by brothers, Baldwin and Bennet Bishop. The companies’ main profits come from pipelines, tanks, and gas-processing plants in oil and gas operations. The Bishop Group puts profit before people and security. This is a company that is the very example of corporate greed. After a recent divorce, Tanzie finds herself having to re-enter the workforce. She works for a sexist boss and reports to younger, egotistical men who dismiss her at every turn at The Bishop Group. Clearly, Tanzie is smarter and more experienced, and her skills will help her uncover the dirty truth within the company. There is a strong bond between Tanzie and her sister, Lucy that carries her through difficult days. Flashbacks to their childhood, made me ponder about my own as well. Although Tanzie has to deal with a nauseating ex-husband and fake friends, she comes out stronger. I learned to always bet on Tanzie! I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
KMH3030 More than 1 year ago
I really liked the protagonist of this book. Tanzie has had to go back to work after her marriage has ended, and while trying to be proactive and help show weak spots in the company security, she finds that the company may have something to hide. After her company is tied to an explosion that killed innocent people, Tanzie is motivated to uncover the true involvement of the company. What I really liked about Tanzie is that she is really wonderfully and completely written. Her thoughts on her divorce, having to go back into the workforce, and how she handles situations all seem very real. The author takes the time to flesh out the character, and I think this really made the book enjoyable. Tanzie is such a strong, believable character, that you find yourself rooting for her really quickly. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! Accounting and auditing can be VERY exciting as you can see in this book. There should be more fiction accounting books in the world! The book is a quick read and had me laughing the entire time. I was definitely rooting for Tanzie Lewis even though I don't agree with some of her decisions. :) At the end of the book I was surprised at what happened and I am anxiously waiting for the next book to come out to see what Tanzie does next! That girl...got to love Tanzie...oh yes, and I LOVE her sister Lucy too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down!!! The book begins and you meet Tanzie Lewis. She is a 52 year old who was living the life of luxury in Houston, when her oil exec husband decides to trade her in for a younger trophy wife. She escapes to Tulsa, OK where she takes a job as an Internal Auditor for the Bishop Group. Having been out of the work force for quite some time, she believes that her previous experience will help her to advance in the corporate world. She quickly realizes that she is merely at the bottom of this ladder and the prospect of moving up is pretty grim. As an auditor she is to find the flaws in the system and flaws she finds. She really enjoys the rush of discovering all the security flaws as well as the misdeeds going on within the company. After a terrible tragedy, Tanzie makes it her personal mission to expose the greed and corruption of these wrongdoers and the reader is taken on quite the adventure!! Tanzie Lewis is a great character and I really appreciate that she is not your typical young,attractive heroine but instead a 50 something scorned but witty, heavier menopausal woman. She is someone that many women can relate to and would like to meet and be friends with. I always consider a book great if I laugh out loud and "Revenge of the Cube Dweller" did not disappoint!!! I loved it and cannot wait for more tales of Tanzie Lewis in the future!! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hick More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Good character development and easy to relate to. Fun to read, sassy, drama, suspense, a little bit of everything. This is a great story about corporate espionage. A highly skilled aging divorced female entering the work force as an internal auditor at the lowest level discovering fraud and much more. Keep your head down, do your job and look what you can find; be the employee that no one notices. Love how it ended. Finished in one sitting couldn’t put the book down. “I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining book. Found the characters to be relatable and fun! Definitely a page turner with interesting lessons to learn. Having worked in the corporate world that was not on the up and up, I can say this definitely hit the nail on the head. Falling in love with the main character Tanzie, you can't help but root for the good guy! Definitely a page turner! I definitely can't wait for another book with Tanzie. **I received a free copy for an honest review**
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
What a refreshing book to read! I found Tanzie to be easy to relate to - not because we share life experiences, but because she seemed so real. She was an average, flawed woman. Not flawed in drastic ways - just normal everyday ways. She was really honest with herself. This book was written in first person and sometimes I find that perspective to be .... shallow. Phillips writes very well and really drew me in to the story.  By the time I finished the book, I had forgotten there was a subtitle to the book. It was left open for there to be other Tanzie Lewis books and I certainly look forward to reading more! If you are a fan of Kinsey Milhone, you'll like Tanzie Lewis!
Dripping_Springs_reader More than 1 year ago
Not only is it a fun read, it gives a lot of insight to the world of the oil and gas industry. Male or female, you can certainly relate to the life of a "cube dweller" 'cause we've all been there at one time or another if we operated in the corporate world.