Monday, October 20, 2014

I Am Ella, Buy Me Blog Tour

I Am Ella, Buy Me By Joan Ellis 

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Ella is a woman stuck in a mans world. 

It's the 80's and Ella is currently working as a copywriter under the watchful (read: leering) eye of Peter Richards. It's a cut throat world she's in and when she faces the reality that she might lose her job Peter proposes (threatens) an 'arrangement'. All Ella wants is to keep her job and stay out of Peters (STD filled) bed. 

With the help of her dear friend Adam, who knows the industry and Wally the caretaker who always knows what to say, Ella does everything she can to climb her way to the top while keep her self respect. 

In a time before human resources and sexual harassment lawsuits Ella learns how to handle herself and the men in the workplace, taking their snide comments and inappropriate remarks with a grain of sand. 

I really enjoyed Ella's story, I'm sure it's not a shock that Wally was my favorite character, I loved how he was a complete 180 from the rest of the men in her office and how he was always there when she needed someone. 

It was a quick read but one that rang true in every aspect and for that reason I'm sure it will stick with you long after the last page. 

About The Author
Advertising copywriter, comedy writer, performer, lecturer - Joan Ellis has been them all. With a full-time job in a top London advertising agency and a new baby, she did what any right-minded woman would've done and set up a comedy club. She even appeared on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once.

A career highlight was casting a black and white moggie as Humphrey Bogart for her award-winning cat food commercial. Other great performers who brought her words to life include Penelope Keith and Harry Enfield.

As a lecturer, Joan taught comedian Noel Fielding all he knows about advertising before encouraging him to showcase his creative talents on a wider stage.

Working for The Press Association, she tutored Wordsworth's
great-grandson in the art of copywriting: Buy a host of golden daffodils and get a blue one, free!

Suffering from swine flu and sweating like a pig, she moved from London to the Isle of Wight where she lives on cream teas with her beloved husband, daughter and two cats.

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