A former stand-up comic who decides to go straight and get a real job by going to business school, Marty Kihn writes of his first two years at his consulting career. In it, he details the essence of the life he leads: how consultants are always on the prowl to make major corporations into clients, then tell them little or nothing about what they already do, and of course, speak with great authority on topics they know nothing about. All the while, Kihn writes, management consultants receive erroneous feedback from mean-spirited colleagues while being used as a pawn in bloody corporate power struggles. It's all in a day's work - but hey, it pays the bills quite handsomely.
Martin Kihn is a Columbia Business School graduate and Emmy-nominated comedy writer. A graduate of Yale University as well, he was head writer for MTV's Pop-Up Video and has written for Spy, New York and GQ.