First-time author and media industry veteran Jeremy Murphy's debut book is sure to bring the laughs — and climb up the charts.
F*ck Off, Chloe: Surviving the OMGs and FMLs in Your Media Career is a humorous work that pokes fun at the "woke-ism" that's becoming more and more prominent in the industry.
"F*ck Off, Chloe is an unvarnished, ‘Come to Jesus’ wake-up call for media people who have drank too much Kool-Aid, and a cathartic smoke break for those who ordered scotch," shared the writer. "I’ve tried to capture everything I love and hate about our industry and put it into lists, charts and graphs even people who only WhatsApp will understand. It’s honest, hopefully funny, spiteful in the right places, full of cold revenge, and likely to be the end of my career in media. So, overall, win-win."
"Chloe represents that person we’ve all met: the entitled 23-year-old who expects a trophy for coming to work, and a raise her first week," he quipped. "Hopefully, this book will help her, too. And she’ll remember this gesture after McKinsey & Co. tells her who to let go when WME buys the firm."
Chapter titles like "How to be Literally Woke" and "Reasons You Should Call HR, but it Will Backfire and You'll Get Fired, so maybe Not," set the comedic tone for the work, but since Murphy has 25 years under his belt, he also shares observations and tips that are sure to be helpful for anyone just starting out in the media industry.
The book also features illustrations by Darren Greenblatt, an artist known for his "Ugly Lives of Beautiful People" sketch series.
"Bringing Chloe to life is a dream come true for an illustrator. Jeremy’s voice is utterly unique, and capturing that through my sketches has been an incredible opportunity," he gushed. "We’ve known each other for more than a decade and always talked about collaborating on a project that marries our abilities and talents. This has been the perfect match — we both share a visceral understanding of who Chloe is, and I’m looking forward to sharing that through my artwork."