From Publishers Weekly
Mustangs are wild, tough and agile. Mustang Sallies are too, says one-time Washington Post reporter Germer (Hard Won Wisdom). They dont go along to get along at work, and that can bring troubles. Germers advice, based on her own experience and her interviews with women as diverse as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Martina Navratilova and Susan Sarandon, is: Dont mute yourself, be bold, "take your power and use it for yourself." Germer intersperses short chapters quoting directly from notable women she has interviewed with thematically organized chapters ("I Am What I Am"; "Choose Your Battles"; "Verbal Combat") exploring various aspects of how to thrive as an independent-minded, outspoken, self-assured woman. Germers advice is specific and illuminating: for instance, "verbal sparring is normal" in the business world, she notes, with clear advice on how to engage in battle. If youve ever felt judged and isolated at work for being who you are, Germers book offers support, encouragement and strategies for coming through with your self and your goals intact.
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About the Author
Fawn Germer, a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of the bestseller Hard Won Wisdom
and the recipient of the prestigious Green Eyeshade Award from the Society for Professional Journalists. An acclaimed investigative reporter, she has worked as a Florida correspondent for both Washington Post
and U.S. News and World Report
, as a staff writer for Miami Herald
and Denver's Rocky Mountain News
, and as an editor for Tampa Tribune