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Someone wrote a children’s book based on The Office and I will never let my child read it.

Jonny Diamond

February 25, 2020, 4:39pm

I do not understand why you would turn to The Office for anything other than its grimly comic tableaux of late-capitalist malaise and self-deluded mediocrity. Apparently I have missed its potential to teach 4- to 8-year-olds the “importance of teamwork” and “that it’s always OK to ask for help.” Perhaps I was distracted by its brutal Chekhovian depiction of thwarted dreams.

Anyway! Not so Robb Pearlman and Melanie Demmer, who have gifted us all with The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, which “follows a young, suit-clad Michael Scott on his journey to become the World’s Best Line Leader.” Obviously, this is more for Office completionists than it is for actual parents, but hell, if you want to start your kids early on managing their expectations, who am I to stop you, a Pam in search of her Jim.

[VIA Mashable]

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