Corporate Ties by Ben Woods

Press release

New book examines corporate culture in humorous fashion


Company: Spumoni Press
Contact: Ben Woods
Phone: 410-929-5236

Why do people give up their independence to become corporate clones? Better yet, why do they do so while wearing a necktie?

Those are the questions that author Ben Woods asks in his new workplace humor fiction novel, Corporate Ties - Relocation, Recruitment, and Romance in the Workplace (Business gibberish included!). The book ($15.00, 326 pages) is loosely based on Ben's experiences working in companies that range from a Fortune 500 financial firms to a startup web development company.

Jason Harris, the book's lead character, has found the perfect job as a web developer with a financial subsidiary. He meets his cool and quirky coworkers and even scores a date with an Indian princess/database administrator.

This lasts all of eight days. Due to “organizational restructuring,” the parent company announces that all employees at Jason's location are being relocated to corporate headquarters in another state.

Each person mulls the idea of exchanging a laid-back, business casual dress environment for a cafeteria, a fitness center, and a strangling — by a necktie (corporate attire only, please) and organizational bureaucracy.

The men and women in suits arrive to document the documents, proactivate the buzzwords, and cage the project managers. Is the job really worth it?

ISBN 978-0982781906

To place orders for the book, contact:

Spumoni Press

Baltimore MD 21218

Phone: 410-929-5236


To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Ben directly at


Publicity sheet
Full cover (Front and back)
Front cover
Author mug (Black and white)
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5