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  • Published: 21 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540897
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Assistants

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Hilarious and spot on, this is The Devil Wears Prada for the Lena Dunham generation

'Funny and clever, this is the next Devil Wears Prada' Paige Toon
Behind every successful man is a busy assistant and Tina’s boss is very successful.
But Tina is tired of being overworked and underpaid.
She’s bored of her damp flat and her mounting debts.
Then a blip in the expenses system sends Tina a cheque.
She’s a good person.
But she’s desperate.
This isn’t stealing.
It’s an administrative error.
What would you do if you thought you’d get away with it?

  • Pub date: 21 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540897
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Camille Perri

Camille Perri is the books editor-at-large for Comsopolitan magazine and former assistant editor at Esquire magazine. She has worked as a librarian, freelancer, editor, ghostwriter and, of course, as an assistant.

Praise for The Assistants

“Witty tale about an embezzlement gone awry – we loved it ****”


“Perri's writing pulsates with wise-cracks and smart pop culture references, as Tina and her assistant friends navigate one massive moral dilemma and ponder their futures. If you've ever been an overworked assistant (who hasn't?), you'll adore this.”


“Maybe the fact that Perri once worked as an assistant herself is what gives this well-written debut its lick of veracity. It’s a different, witty, funny and pacy read - and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Daily Mail

“The Assistants is fresh, smart and very funny - I absolutely loved it.”

Lucy Diamond

“The Assistants is a must-read for anyone who’s toiled away for an unappreciative boss . . . Sharp, sassy and lots of fun.”


“Funny and clever, this is the next Devil Wears Prada”

Paige Toon

“Anyone who's earned less in a year than their boss spends on cabs will relate.”


“Sure to be a massive hit”

Media Eye

“If the characters from HBO’s Girls were capable of larceny and blackmail, they could be the main characters of Perri’s sharp first novel . . . Perri has a gift for the glib one-liner, and reserved Tina and glamourous Emily make for a great pairing, resulting in a smart and fresh novel.”

Publishers Weekly

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