I was asked by TLC Book Tours to preview WEIRD IN A WORLD THAT’S NOT by Jennifer Romolini and given full permission to dislike it. I have slogged through many career books and disagreed with many parts of them. This one I enjoyed and agreed with 99.9999% of it. If you are a young career woman, you should read this book. It is an engaging and valuable read. Jennifer might think she is weird (and perhaps she had a weird start) but she is a good human being with real values and she is a terrific writer. By sharing her missteps, she generously shares how to get a start in the work world, how to manage, how to live, how to be.
She preaches without sounding preachy being authentic and kind to oneself. Her message is positive, life affirming. She begins with helping you find out what do you want to do when you grow up, proceeds to resumes, interviewing, handling rejection, networking, how to get out of your own way at work, how to be the employee who is hard to fire, how to tolerate a difficult work environment (FYI, sometimes, it just is), how to ask for a raise and how and when to quit. She next moves to how to be a Boss, a good Boss, after sharing an example of when she wasn’t one. You will laugh while learning as she covers all that you need to know to kick off your career.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy for my review. The opinion is all my own.