Sociable By Rebecca Harrington Viral Book Rebecca Harrington is a writer living in New York City The Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P in this exuberan
Sociable By Rebecca Harrington Viral Book Rebecca Harrington is a writer living in New York City.. The Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P in this exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of Internet media, a brilliantly irreverent novel about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content.When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying hThe Assistants meets The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P in this exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of Internet media, a brilliantly irreverent novel about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content.When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties with famously perverted writers Instead, Elinor finds herself nannying for two small children who speak in short, high screams, sleeping on a foam pad in a weird apartment, and attending terrible parties with Harper s interns wearing shapeless smocks So when Elinor is offered a job at Journalism, the digital media brainchild of a Silicon Valley celebrity, she jumps at the chance Sure, her boyfriend is writing long think pieces about the electoral college for a real website while Elinor writes lists about sneakers and people at parties give her pitying glances when she reveals her employer, but at Journalism Elinor discovers her true gift She has a preternatural ability for writing sharable content She is an overnight viral sensation But Elinor s success is not without cost Elinor s boyfriend dumps her, two male colleagues insist on mentoring her, and a piece she writes about her personal life lands her on local television Broke, single, and consigned to move to a fifth floor walkup, Elinor must ask herself Is this the creative life she dreamed of Can new love be found on Coffee Meets Bagel And should she start wearing a smock With wry humor and sharp intelligence, Sociable is a hilarious tale of one young woman s search for happiness and an inside look at life in the wild world of Internet media.. The best Books Sociable I like reading about unlikeable characters and uncomfortable situations, these are some of the elements present in this novel and one of the reasons I really enjoyed it.Elinor Tomlinson is a young journalist struggling to find a job in her field. She lives with her boyfriend in NY and works as a babysitter. One day, she returns home only to find out that the boyfriend of four years wants to break up with her, she is completely shocked and has no other option but to agree.At the same time, she has recently started working on journalism.ly, a news website and is trying to perform well on her new job while coping with the sadness of the breakup.It is hard to define the point of view of the narrator, at some points is Elinor, at other points J.W. (Elinor's boss) and at other times is an unknown narrator. At the beginning it confused me but at the end I had gotten used to it and did not distract me from the story.The main characters work on startup companies where social media plays a relevant role. The novel not only describes Elinor's emotional journey after her breakup but also the current state of journalism, online dating, millennials' relationship to work, and female friendship.Overall, I enjoyed this novel and recommend it to lovers of contemporary fiction and/or new adult. It reminded me of the novel Startup by Doree Shafrir which is another book I enjoyed.Thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this publication in exchange for an honest review.