Chronicling life both before and during the pandemic, our sympathetic central character is caught up in situations that many of us will find familiar! Nottingham author and solicitor, Kieron J R Crowther, has written and published a story that highlights the importance of friendship in the modern corporate world.
About Confessions of an Office Worker: Before, during & after a pandemic
Sometimes life throws us a curveball. Sometimes life throws us a lifeline. Sometimes it throws us both. Sometimes we don’t know the meaning of what life throws at us until well after it throws stuff at us. This is a book about self-doubt, friendship, anxiety, and a worldwide pandemic, all through the everyday eyes of an office worker.
This is the story of Maxwell Orwellian, an ordinary forty-one-year-old office worker. In no way a special person. Recently divorced, currently in therapy, and with a daughter on a gap year somewhere abroad. Maxwell is at a bit of a crossroads.
But he still has a living to earn. In the office. As an office worker. The morning commute, avoiding Jim from accounts, trying to get into shape at lunchtime and getting into deep conversations with his mate Noah from the coffee house before the daily grind.
And then the shit really hits the fan. The world is turned upside down. A pandemic. A worldwide virus. Social distancing. Lockdowns. And a man called Boris with really unkempt hair leading us through it all.
Sometimes in life, just sometimes, redemption can be found in the unlikeliest of places. When you think you’re done, you’ve just begun...
Kieron J R Crowther is a solicitor by trade. He has worked in London, Dubai, his hometown Nottingham and, during lockdown, in his garage. So in that regard he has an awful lot of experience of working an an “office”. Some of this is shared in this book.
Kieron says, “This book kind of wrote itself. It came out of the moment. An awful moment obviously being a horrible worldwide pandemic. Both my grandparents died of Covid in hospital so I know how dreadful it was, and still is. But in the midst of all the uncertainty, the sheer insanity of all it, people had to, (still have to) find ways to carry on with their day, to adapt. For me, and many people out there, the pandemic was viewed through the eyes of the daily office routine. What even is “the office”? How will it look after the pandemic? To that extent it was an easy book to write, and I hope many others will find its content relatable.”
RELEASE DATE: 28/02/2023 ISBN: 9781803134796 Price: £9.99
Find out more about the book: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/contemporary/confessions-of-an-office-worker/