So this week we have Administrative Professionals Day coming our way. I hope you at least acknowledge your assistant's hard work on this day. Trust me, they don't get paid enough. In honor of that, here are some books across the genres about assistants/secretaries/anyone who has a job where they have to help important people out and don't get enough recognition for doing so.
Going for the obvious one first. If you've seen the fabulous movie staring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, please be warned: it was very different from the book. Still good, because Streep, Hathaway, and Blunt. But different.
Obligatory office romance read. Never read this one myself but it is popular.
Non-fiction that I may or may not have just put on here for the awesome title alone. A book written by assistants, for assistants.
Okay, this one is a stretch on my part. This guy was an usher at the White House, not an assistant. But ushers at the white house do a lot of things that assistants would do in normal places so I say it counts.
First in a historical mystery series, this book follows a young woman who starts as a typist but eventually finds intrigue and mystery everywhere.
Awesome mystery series about a college assistant to her county's M.E. who helps solve murders.
Note: I don't think this series is being widely printed anymore. You'll likely only find it in used book shops or libraries. If you find it, pick it up, it's awesome, I swear.
There are secretaries and then there are SECRETARIES. Secretary of State is one of the big ones. So I have to include this memoir by the awesome Madeleine Albright
Fun little YA romp about a girl who becomes an assistant to a fashion magazine and discovers intrigue and mystery.
Magician's Assistants totally count. They have to help out magicians with their tricks and trust them not to cut them in half after all. This one is about a woman who's been a magician's assistant for her husband for years up until his death, when she learns he's been keeping many secrets from her.
A kid becomes a assistant to a vampire after he discovers a dark world in a local circus. Assistant to a vampire totally counts.