|Plot Summary of 21 Dog Years|
|"Mike Daisey writes a personal account of how his life as a self-avowed slacker is dramatically altered during and after his three year stint with start up Wall Street darling Amazon.com. Mr Daisey's experience is often hillarious, sometimes surreal and always entertaining.
As a down and very out recent college graduate, he moves across the nation to Seattle to find his life. After literally trying his hand at experimental theatre, he answers an ad for work as a customer service associate answering telephone calls for placed orders, lost shipments, complaints, etc. with a fledgling Internet company. The odd cast of characters he encounters coupled with the frantic pace of life at Amazon.com in it's early days creates a wild scenario where the most unusual business management techniques are utilized.
Throughout the book, Mr Daisey authors touching, quirky, bizzarre, abstract e-mails to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com. Over a period of three years, Mr Daisey manages to succeed and advance through no real effort of his own. The book is equal parts comedy, a How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying guide, and a cautionary tale of the public's fascination with internet start up companies.
A must read for anyone who has ever hated their company, their job, their boss or their career. A laugh out loud book in the league of humorists Dave Barry, Bill Geist, Rick Reilly or Tony Kornheiser. "
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of 21 Dog Years|
Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about books by breaking them down into many different literary elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- somewhat unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
Click here for more information about this book
Mike Daisey Resident Scholar Profiles|
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
Use our site!
17 FREE Sci-Fi Ebooks!
FREE "How to be happy" Ebook!
Most recent discussions:
General Book Talk
Book writing discussion
Off-topic message board
George W. Bush
Lilian Jackson Braun
Mary Downing Hahn
More message boards