Author: Joan Ellis
Genre: Humor / Chick lit / Romance
I AM ELLA. BUY ME
‘I am a ginger tom. I am a boy racer. I am a housewife. I am a pain in the arse.’
Ella David is Bridget Jones meets Peggy from Mad Men.
Working in Soho’s mad, bad Adland in the sexist 80s, Ella is a rare beast – a woman in a man’s world, dodging her sleazy boss, Peter.
Based on Joan’s experiences in Soho’s mad, bad Adland, this fast-paced, funny tale is set against a backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain when money trumps morals and lust is a must.
Thankfully, Ella knows love is more powerful but can two unlikely friendships help her go from a girl in the firing line to a woman calling the shots?
Bridget Jones meets Peggy from Mad Men is an accurate drescription for Ella David, the main character of “I am Ella. Buy me.” Ella works as a copywriter in the 80s, a world ruled by men, where sexism is still a daily thing and there’s little a woman can do bout it. Her boss, Peter, would like nothing more than to come to an arrangement with Ella and have her end up in his bed, but Ella isn’t too keen on the idea. Luckily she has two best friends, Adam and Wally, who help her find a way through through this men’s world.
This story is hilarious from start to finish. Ella is an amazing, fun, easy-going character. At the same time, she’s quite complex, which adds an extra layer to the book. The plot is surprising, and it’s filled with a solid dose of humor. A very enjoyable book.
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