EXTREME ANGER AND FRUSTRATION

Dear Suse and Ella,
What do you suggest for someone who is incredibly frustrated and angry all the time? With particular reference to jobs and people...
Yours,
Fuming
Dear Fuming,
Extreme anger and frustration is best treated with the equivalent of a good scream, or a ten mile hike through the countryside. We have a few great novels that will address your predicament, starting with The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. This is one of the most enjoyable novels we know about hating your job. The heroine finds herself working for a top fashion magazine, as personal assistant to the most nightmarish and bullying woman ever to employ a hopeful young graduate. Thankfully, she gets her own back on the unbearable boss eventually, and it's a scream of a read. You should then read Bartleby by Hermann Melville, a novella which describes the strange behaviour of the eponymous hero, who refuses to to anything in his work beyond the most basic tasks, saying "I would prefer not to" whenever he is asked to perform a task that is not in his usual remit. This is exasperating for his boss, but highly amusing for the reader. We would not advocate going to quite the lengths that Bartleby goes to in the end, however. Finally, read The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, which is our cure for being in the wrong career. Perhaps you need to sort out your priorities, and consider a change of direction?
Yours, 
Ella and Suse
We prescribe - The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Bartleby by Hermann Melville
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

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