#BookReview: Copygirl by Anna Mitchael and Michelle Sassa

Reviewer: Samantha

copygirlI received a review copy


Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada in this lively debut about a young woman working at the hippest ad agency in New York…

So. You want to work in advertising. The glitz, the glamour, the cocktail-fueled brainstorming sessions and Xbox breaks. Sounds like a dream job, right?

Wrong. The reality can be a nightmare. There are five simple rules for succeeding in the ad world—and I think I’ve already broken every single one…

1) Never let them see you cry. Even if your best friend breaks your heart. And posts it all over social media.

2) Be one of the boys. And, if you were born with the wrong equipment, flaunt what you’ve got to distract them while you get ahead.

3) Come up with the perfect pitch in an instant—or have your resumé ready to go at all times.

4) Trust no one. Seriously. If you don’t watch your back, they’ll steal your ideas, your pride, even your stapler.

5) Most importantly, don’t ever, under any circumstances, be a CopyGirl.

Trust me. I know…


On first glance, this book is right up my alley. Yes, I love pink books. But when you start throwing out comparatives like Mad Men and The Devil Wears Prada, I get even more intrigued. And this is a good one. It started out a little slow for me. I struggled to pick up the momentum in the beginning, but just before the halfway mark, I was really able to get into the story. I love reading about working girls and independent women, and though Kay needed a bit of help here and there, she was a hoot to follow. I liked the casual twists that appeared every so often, which was just engaging enough to keep my interest piquéd. And the ending was on point for me. My take? Slow start, but keep reading. It will reel you in and win you over!

4 stars

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