The Glitch

The Glitch

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut-- The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.

Shelley Stone, wife, mother, and CEO of the tech company Conch, is committed to living her most efficient life. She takes her "me time" at 3:30 a.m. on the treadmill, power naps while waiting in line, schedules sex with her husband for when they are already changing clothes, and takes a men's multivitamin because she refuses to participate in her own oppression.

But when she meets a young woman also named Shelley Stone who has the same exact scar on her shoulder, Shelley has to wonder: Is she finally buckling under all the pressure? Completely original, brainy, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Glitch introduces one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction and offers a riotous look into work, marriage, and motherhood in our absurd world.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385542784
Branch Call Number: FIC Cohen
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm

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elizali
Aug 02, 2018

I found this book compulsively readable and incredibly stressful in equal measure. A sign of the times we live in - it was a bit too relatable! A good summer read - just don't pick it up right before bed.

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laphampeak
Jun 28, 2018

I loved the concept of Shelly Stone, CEO of tech company Conch. Had to think about our absorption with wearable technology and where the lines should be drawn. Well abled and determined to smooth out any Clitches in the production Stone juggles and struggles her way through business, marriage and chance meetings with saboteurs and business entourage. I was hoping for a bit more development in her shadow apprentice or keener sense of the overseas company's role.
Maybe my expectations were too high. A great idea for a novel but wished for more.

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