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Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas

Vintage Typewriter

Ever wonder what those secretaries on Mad Men are tapping out on their tanklike typewriters? I'm sure it's mostly letters and reports dictated by their bourbon-swilling, fanny-patting bosses, but I'll bet you there's at least one who is working on a novel or a tell-all book about Madison Avenue.

I'll further wager that, when both boss and secretarial supervisor are looking the other direction, this same creative genius pulls out her manuscript and does a little of her own work on the company clock. After all, writing on the job is a time-honored tradition, as these three novels by and about secretaries with literary ambitions will attest .

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