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Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead... But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Career Woman Must Know Hardcover – May 12, 1995
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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You can get monthly updates from Kate by signing up for her newsletter on her website http://katewhite.com/
Kate's writer's eye has been described by the New York Times as "scathingly observant." The Los Angeles Times says of Kate's work: "It's like devouring a box of chocolates!" Publisher's Weekly recent review of her most recent book, Eyes on You, called it "timely and engaging," adding that "it's [White's] devious mind that puts the thrill in this thriller." Her books have been published in 18 countries. Romantic Times said: "The surprise begins almost instantaneously. Not only is the lead character immensely relatable, but the mystery surrounding whoever is trying to sabotage her holds up until the very end and the culprit is a complete surprise."
For 14 years, Kate was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, taking it to number one on newsstands and keeping it there. Though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to work full time as an author, a long-time dream of hers.
Like many mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires those cliffhanger endings created by "Carolyn Keene."
She is married and the mother of two children. She once had her young daughter stalk her through the woods so she could better describe the sounds of someone being followed.
Kate is also the author of several hugely popular career books, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.
Find out more about her suspense novels on katewhite.com and her career books on katewhitespeaks.com, where she offers career advice through KateTV.
Top Customer Reviews
-Don't always need to be liked
-Don't smile too easily
-Don't apologize too quickly
-Don't clean up after other colleagues (especially men)
-Don't be a perfectionist at the expense of innovative thinking or getting things done
Simply the notion that men and women (in broad strokes, at least) behave differently and are treated differently in the workplace was a novel idea to me, coming out of a liberal arts college during the mid-1990s. Reading this book gave me an awareness that everyone needs. Obviously, no one book will apply perfectly to each of us, so you can't go looking for that. But do look to this book for many useful ways of seeing the professional world and your own role in it.
Not my cup of tea! Hope my review was gutsy enough!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent read for any woman caught in the "Good Girl" loop. With tips and advice to move beyond what we want people to think of us and start making people want... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Romance Reader
This book is for any woman in general. Working in the corporate world or a mother at home, learn your boundaries and then do something extra ordinary!Published 10 months ago by Terry M.
I first heard about this book during an interview with Olivia Fox Cabane… This is a timeless book that addresses an epidemic of "nice girls" in modern society. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Misha
still reading this book, great advice and it makes me think a bit deeper. I know the book been out for a few years but the advise is on point.
Had some useful perspectives. I believe the author genuinely wants to impart what wisdom she has garnered onto other women. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Detective J
If I had had this years ago, I would be way ahead career-wise. I liked her examples - it brought her ideas to life and made them doable.Published on July 12, 2013 by Marilyn Totten
a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to learn how to be more assertive. Good advice is contained in this book. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Mariel
When this book was digitized, it was not proofed very well. There are many misspelled words causing some frustration as you read. I think I will have to go for the printed book. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Tina Victory
This book is mesmerizing and I think it applies to almost all women. It's great for self-reflection and to understand what we might be doing as women that is holding us back from... Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Lisa Adams