Zack Post, associate editor at American magazine IT, is an expert at getting the best out of office life. He knows the New Boy is there to fax and fetch coffee, whip-rounds for leaving presents are there to raid for lunch, secrets should be gossiped about at every opportunity, and work can be avoided by striding around looking important. Zack craves the comma that comes with promotion to 'Editor, Features', which in turn leads towards the hyphen of the beautiful Leslie Usher-Soames. The arrival of scheming sycophant Mark Ranklin, however, threatens to punctuate his career prospects with a full stop. As professional jealousy spills over into personal hatred, just how far will Zack go in order to outsmart his rival? A dazzling, winningly cynical comedy, SLAB RAT will touch a nerve with anyone who has ever dipped a toe into the shark-infested waters of office politics.
Ted Heller is the Photo Editor and Senior Writer at NICKELODEON magazine. He has worked for SPY, DETAILS, PREMIERE and VANITY FAIR. His father is Joseph Heller, author of CATCH-22. Ted Heller lives in New York City.