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“Save the Assistants” By TheGloss Editor Lilit Marcus Debuts Today!

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photo: Erik Trinidad

Today at Blisstree, we're celebrating the release of Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving In the Workplace (Hyperion), the debut book by Lilit Marcus, Editor-in-Chief of our uber-cool sister site TheGloss. The idea for Save the Assistants began several years ago when Lilit and her friend co-created a website to act as something of a support group for their fellow recent college graduates turned beleaguered assistants at various entry-level jobs. And now Save the Assistants (a.k.a. STA) is a book! But STA is no stodgy career-advice tome written by an egotistic self-help guru with a celebrity following or a bristly old coot who used to work at GM. Nor is it a complain-y rant about how all bosses are mean and all minions are mistreated. It's a smart and hilarious companion for anyone who's trying to survive a job they hate in order to eventually find the career they want.

Other Stuff We Like About STA:

  • Lilit's Take on Celebrity Bosses: The best (R.E.M, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Jessica Parker) and the worst (Naomi Campbell, Ricki Lake, Mike Myers, and…surprise!…Lindsay Lohan)
  • The Bossary: A Glossary of Bad Bosses – including The Frenemy, The Functional Illiterate, The Oversharer, The Micromanaging Jackass, The Idea Thief, and the PTP (Past Their Prime)
  • Sage Advice From Lilit: Start a “Take This Job And Shove It” Fund; Learn the Art of the Fake Sick Day; How to Know If You Have a Toxic Co-worker (a quiz!); and Don't Bone Anyone You Work With.

Stay tuned for our Q&A with Lilit about STA. But for now, we're just going to leave her alone and let her enjoy tonight's big STA launch party in New York City. (And she invited us! Yay.) Now we just have to get through the rest of the workday.

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