Monday, September 19, 2011

Fellow JCAs are Hitting the Bookshelves

Some of our fellow JCAs have published books and they even mention our favorite retailer, J.Crew, inside the pages!

First up is Lisa of the fabulous "Confessions of a Call Center Gal" blog, who has a book out appropriately titled: "Confessions of a Call Center Gal: a novel" (available as paperback or for your Kindle). The summary:
A fun chick lit that may appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella. Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Office. Madison Lee is a fresh college grad, ready to take on the world of print media. But she has zero luck landing a job. Unemployment is at ten percent and on the rise. Desperate and left with no other options, she accepts a position as a service rep at a call center in Pocatello, Idaho. At the Lightning Speed call center in Spudsville, Maddy plunges into the wild and dysfunctional world of customer service where Sales is prided over Service and an eight hour shift is equivalent to eight hours of callers bashing her over the phone. Oh sure, the calls are bad. But Maddy manages to find humor on the phone and off the phone. And with all the salacious drama behind the calls, there is never a dull moment at the Lightning Speed call center.

Lately . . . Maddy has been pining for her smolderingly gorgeous co-worker Mika Harket. Now things are heating up on the phone--and elsewhere. Don't hang up on this novel. Working at a call center has never been this garish . . . or this delightful.
J.Crew is mentioned in the book with a special mention to this very blog on page 165. Thanks Lisa!!! :)

Next up is Isabelle from the lovely "Pink Lemonade" blog, who has written a bestseller in Canada and Germany called "J'adore New York" (available in paperback). She shares that "...J.Crew is mentioned several times in the story. The main character is a Parisian lawyer who moves to NYC and she discovers a whole new world, that includes among other things, J.Crew catalogues and online shopping." The blurb for the book is:
Offered the chance to transfer to her law firm’s New York City office, stylish Parisian lawyer Catherine Lambert jumps at the opportunity—a fashion devotee with her finger on the pulse of style, she sets her sights on conquering Manhattan’s high-flying worlds of glamour, law, and love tout de suite. But soon, the non-stop New York minute filled with monster bosses, lecherous clients, and vindictive secretaries begins to take its toll. That is, until one handsome and powerful client begins to change her world for the better…only to throw it all into jeopardy with one surprising request. Perfect for fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex in the City, Isabelle Lafleche’s breakout novel J’adore New York is a rollercoaster of struggle and romance from the city where dreams come true.
Fun! What better way than to enjoy upcoming Fall then sitting near a fireplace, watching the leaves fall, drinking some hot chocolate, and reading a good book! :)


  1. I recently read Confessions of a Call Center Gal and loved it! It is such a fun read and I highly recommend it.

    I will have to check out the other book as well. Thanks for the info.

  2. Thanks for passing this along, Alexis. They both sound like good reads.

    also, sub. :)

  3. Great post, I feel like I'm back at a school and reading what my 'house ' has been up to!

  4. Yay! I think I may purchase both of these... I'm in dire need of some new reading material.

  5. Very cool! Thanks for sharing this news with us, and congrats to the authors on their new books!

  6. I like the shoes on the first book jacket. Anyone recognize them?

  7. I also read Confessions of a Call Center Gal and it was hilarious! Really enjoyed it and recommend it to others for an entertaining read.

    Will check the other book out, as well.


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