I thought this book was hillarious, though painfully accurate. I myself had a hard time finding gainful employment after college. The books on the market about getting a job seemed to gloss over the hellishness I was about to experience. Arendt tells it like it is. No holds barred. While it may seem pessimistic, Arendt also explains how to deal with the difficulties she has experienced on the job hunt. I think the advice is practical, without being sugar coated. Not only is it practical, but also fun to read. The author's sardonic witt kept me chuckling. I loved the corporate cubicle inhabitants descriptions in the back of the book. I think this book would be helpful to anyone on that arduous search for a job. Also it might be comforting to other job searchers, who feel as though they are the only one who can't find a job.