The Brenda Diaries by Margo Candela
Meet Brenda…A temp with a bad attitude, but an excellent work ethic.
Working assignments all around Los Angeles, Brenda was the official purse holder for a high powered event planner, has had an employer ask about her ovulation cycle, worked as a kiosk gypsy at an upscale mall and suffered as the reluctant muse for a frustrated architect who’d rather write screenplays on company time.
Off the clock, Brenda’s boyfriend and best friend compete for her attention while she spends a little too much time with guy she met on a job. Brenda’s positive she can handle it all, but sometimes work and life get to be a bit too much even for someone as organized as Brenda.
The Brenda Diaries. All the dirty details of Brenda’s not so tidy life.
I thought The Brenda Diaries was a witty and sarcastic novel that kept me laughing out loud while reading. If you couldn’t guess from the title, this book is made up of different diary entries from Brenda, and her humor and outlook on life were quite funny. Brenda is a total commitment-phobe, with her boyfriend and especially her jobs, and readers get to follow her while she keeps refusing to grow up. I really enjoyed this novel. It was on the short side and read really fast, probably due to the journal-entry style, and I would recommend if you are looking for a quick bout of funny.