Retail creator Norm Feuti has a new book, Pretending You Care, is coming out next week. The Sun Chronicle has reviewed the book and interviewed Norm.
Although “Pretending You Care” includes dozens of memorable “Retail” strips, Feuti’s book is unlike most cartoonist opuses in that the content isn’t confined to artwork. Instead, Feuti offers plenty of humor-laden advice to those who choose, or have no other alternative to, retail employment.
For example Feuti explodes retail myths, such as that retail jobs come with big employee discounts, and that working with the public will be “fun.” There are also tips on how to deal (or avoid dealing) with problem customers, children and other pests, not to mention fellow employees.
I received my copy this week and have read the first three chapters and have really enjoyed it. Norm’s an engaging writer and its clear he knows the material. I’ll post a more formal review in a later date.