Avon, Sep 2004, 12.95, 342 pp.
Alexa Hoffman is a twenty-one year old who knows she has seven months, three weeks, two days and a few nanoseconds to find a job that will enable her to enjoy Manhattan with her boyfriend Jared. If she fails to make it in Manhattan by the time her self imposed clock runs out, her next choice is teaching on a remote Pacific island.
She applies for an assortment of positions that run the gamut from deodorant sniffing to participating in a sleep test. Alexa feels depressed as she believes she must make it in Manhattan. As her frustrations and worries mount with one failure after another, Jared becomes irritated with his beloved and they squabble. Her desperation starts driving them apart as Alexa considers moving to the remote Pacific.
Alexa's desperation to obtain gainful employment as she tries to take Manhattan by storm will leave fans laughing especially at her interviews and her fuddling thorough various work.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner