Alice in Corporateland

A Curiouser and Curiouser Bizness

by Joan Wendland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/29/2010

Recognition Programs

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781450273350
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781450273367
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781450273343

About the Book

“Joan’s clever twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic is not only wildly entertaining and just plain fun, but thought-provoking as well … a message that should most certainly be heard.” —Lise Marinelli, Author of Falling from the Moon

Forty-something Alice is about to enter a corporate fairytale like no other. As she prepares to leave for the first job interview she has had in twenty years, a large rabbit dressed in a pin-striped suit peers through her window. The rabbit, who boasts of double PhD degrees in mismanagement and sexual misconduct, is just one of the zany characters who will soon accompany her on her wild ride through Corporateland—an unforgettable place inundated with paper and absurd animals who talk in enigmatic riddles.

After Alice manages to escape a paper pit, she encounters an egomaniac dodo bird, a reptilian paper pusher, and a roomful of overeager young executive giraffes. But even the Human Resources Cat, who advises Alice to keep walking, cannot help her escape the wrath of the Duchess of Downsteepysizing. After Alice finds herself in the midst of the bizarre downsizing games, she soon discovers that being logical and reasonable will lead her straight to nowhere.

About the Author

Joan Wendland spent twenty-five years as Alice in Corporateland and experienced three “off with your head” corporate layoffs—one on April Fool’s Day. The author of Let’s Fall in Love ’til Wednesday, she lives in South Haven, Michigan, where she conducts creative writing workshops and performs slices from her life.