Thursday, May 3, 2012

Minor Snobs / Daniel Amory

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Approximate word count: 30-35,000 words

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“Daniel Amory, an award-winning writer, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1975. He made his first foray into writing as a Staff Writer for The Daily Cardinal while in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the fall of 1998, he began to work professionally as a journalist in connection with The New York Times Magazine, A&E Television and The History Channel, producing numerous documentaries seen worldwide.

Daniel lives in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer. They are regular contributors to many community and philanthropic activities.”

For more, visit Amory’s blog.


“Minor Snobs is a portrait of a new generation coming of age in the 21st century. Pulsating with the rhythms of contemporary America, it is the story of competing dreams colliding in a chronicle of youth. Set in Chicago, Minor Snobs follows the story of Tom Sanders as he becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy, hate and love, violence and passion, and hope and despair.”


A novella length coming-of-age story, Minor Snobs explores one of the tradeoffs many people struggle with in life, the push and pull of finding the right balance between a career and the quest for financial rewards versus quality of life and adequate leisure time. A recent law school graduate who is serving an internship while studying for the bar exam, the protagonist, Tom Sanders, is in a quandary and weighing his options, as he observes friends and acquaintances and evaluates the repercussions of the decisions they’ve made. Minor Snobs is both entertaining and thought provoking.


A small amount of adult language.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four stars

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