Praise for "Cubed"
."..An entertaining read... Saval's readings of pop culture representations of the office and its workers add a lively and ironic perspective."
"Ferociously lucid and witty."
"Why did no one write this necessary book before now? Never mind: it wouldn't have been as good. "Cubed" has that combination of inevitability and surprise that marks the best writing--and thinking."
--Benjamin Kunkel, author of "Indecision"
"Required reading for anyone who works in an office, and for those fortunate enough to have escaped."
--Ed Park, author of "Personal Days"
"Nikil Saval is a superstar! He does for offices what Foucault did for prisons and hospitals, transforming a seemingly static, purely functional, self-evident institution into a rich human story, full of good and bad intentions, chance, and historical forces. Reading "Cubed" is like watching an amazing magic trick where the very boringness of the office turns out to be what is the most interesting. I found myself wishing he would do waiting rooms next."
--Elif Batuman, author of "The Possessed"show more