By James S. Kunen
Diary of a Company Man is the funny, insightful, and inspiring story of a 1960s campus radical turned corporate PR man who finds himself, along with his fellow baby boomers, in a place called “Too Young to Retire and Too Old to Hire.”
Chronicling adventures on the road to finding meaning in work and life, author Jim Kunen traces his evolution from a rebellious youth who sees working as “a kind of death,” to a laid-off corporate executive who experiences not working as a kind of death, then to a reinvented and reinvigorated individual who discovers something important and meaningful to do.
After years of making a living, Kunen finally learns how to make a life. Diary of a Company Man offers insights not only to baby boomers but to young people trying to figure out what to do with their lives.
Kunen is the author of popular and critically praised books that grapple with legal and political issues in a personal way. A prize-winning journalist, he’s best known for his best-selling memoir, The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary, his personal account of the antiwar student strike at Columbia University. As a freelance writer, he has written for The Atlantic, Esquire, GQ, Harper’s, New York, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and other leading publications. Upon earning a law degree from the New York University School of Law, he worked as a public defender in Washington, D.C. Later, before beginning work on Diary of a Company Man, he served as Director of Corporate Communications at Time Warner.