Is there anything more terrifying than hearing your boss say “we’re a family!”?
Harper Cruz is broke and jobless in NYC. When her friend shows her a job posting offering triple her last salary, of course she sends out her resume. In less than 24 hours Harper is the newest Visionary Support Strategist for self-help influencer Charlotte Green. At first Harper loves her new job but are the long hours, mandatory dance parties, and zero boundaries worth it?
This book is trying real hard to be The Devil Wears Prada of influencer culture. Miranda Priestly was a monster who was a renowned expert in her field, Charlotte Green is your average #Girlboss! content creator recycling self-help platitudes. The most impressive part of this is that the bulk of the story takes place over only about four months. Harper basically falls in and falls out of ‘the Greenhouse’ at just the right time in an influencer’s life cycle- after go viral, get big but before get cancelled, redemption tour.
As I read the character of Charlotte Green was just itching something in the back of my head. Her slogans sounded familiar but I don’t really follow any influencers so what was going on? I then looked up the author and learned she was previously the brand director for the Hollis Company, as in Rachel Hollis of Girl, Wash Your Face and other literary classics. Yes that is sarcasm. Yes I did read that annoying book during lockdown when I was incredibly desperate for any kind of reading material. No do not read it yourself. I’m pretty sure this is just a thinly veiled Rachel Hollis story.