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Mustang Sallies: Success Secrets of Women Who Refuse to Run With the Herd Paperback – August 2, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (August 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399531831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399531835
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,971,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Mustangs are wild, tough and agile. Mustang Sallies are too, says one-time Washington Post reporter Germer (Hard Won Wisdom). They don’t go along to get along at work, and that can bring troubles. Germer’s advice, based on her own experience and her interviews with women as diverse as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Martina Navratilova and Susan Sarandon, is: Don’t 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. Germer’s 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 you’ve ever felt judged and isolated at work for being who you are, Germer’s 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.

More About the Author

Fawn Germer once had a boss tell her she wasn't going anywhere. She sure showed him.

"In life, you are lucky when you have a good mentor," she says. "I had a tormentor." But she learned plenty from him.

Global leadership speaker Fawn Germer is the Oprah-featured, best-selling author of six books, which is remarkable considering that her first book was initially rejected by every major publisher in the United States. Fawn's relentless self-determination led that first book onto the best-seller list, then into the hands of Oprah Winfrey, who told the world how "very inspiring" Fawn's work was.

Fawn has interviewed more of the nation's most accomplished leaders and trailblazers than any other speaker. She is a four-time Pulitzer-nominated journalist who wrote for The Miami Herald, The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. She is one of the nation's most sought-after keynote speakers, and her recent clients include Kraft, NASA, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., State Farm, 3M, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture, SAP, PepsiCo, FritoLay and many, many others.

Fawn is based in Clearwater, Fla. but travels internationally, teaching people how to embrace their power and deliver more courageous and creative performance. She is one of America's most sought-after keynote speakers on leadership.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kay T. on December 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book will have a permanent place on my nightstand so I will find a little calm before going to sleep. Finally. FINALLY! Someone has explained all of my self-doubts and shown a way around them. This is a powerful book that I am giving as gifts to every one of my friends. It's required reading for any woman who has ever felt judged or criticized by others when she was absolutely in the right.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diane Belmont on October 29, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I was given this book as a gift from a friend who said, "Now you'll understand what's going on with your life, Diane. You're a mustang. That's not a negative." When I read Fawn Germer's Mustang Sallies, I knew what she meant. I've always felt misunderstood and underappreciated. Now I realize I am what Germer calls a "trailblazer." I've never been one to go along to get along, and I don't kiss up to move up. That's hurt me in the past, but Mustang Sallies is filled with strategies to make me succeed without selling out. I love this book. (...) It's phenomenal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tammy Briggs on October 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I got an early copy of this book when Fawn Germer was the keynote speaker at a conference I attended. This book is a powerhouse. On one level, it is great to have such insightful input from Germer's interviews with people like Hillary Clinton, Susan Sarandon, Janet Reno and all kinds of athletes, CEOs and mustangs. But, Germer's words are powerful and her insights are absolutley unforgettable. She has been through some of the same hellacious corporate political encounters that I have experienced, and lived to help the rest of us in our battles.

The book shows how our feelings that we are "outsiders" or "misfits" be explained by the fact that we aren't marching to the sam drummer as everyone else. We are mustangs who may make some waves because we dare to be excellent and strive for better. The best parts of the book show how to interact with detractors and people trying to put you down.

I'll never forget her speech, when she talked about how this boss tried to derail her career and how she bounded back. She's traveled a courageous path that I admire and want to explore for myself. Any woman who wants to succeed on her terms should read MUSTANG SALLIES!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reynolds on October 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just discovered Fawn Germer's books thanks to a friend who saw her speak in D.C. last year. What great advice for someone who is struggling career-wise. I am in a situation where I am unwilling to compromise my beliefs in order to fit in to a work environment where I am not respected or valued. To read this book and hear what ultra-successful women have gone through in order to just be themselves has given me hope and renewed energy. I am presenting "Mustang Sallies" to my reading group next month and I feel confident thirteen other women are going to find strength in Fawn's writings.

I highly recommend this book to any and all career women who have felt undervalued and conflicted about their careers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Candace G, on October 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This has saved me about two years in psychotherapy. If you are starting to wonder if work is going to make you insane, you need this book. It's really wonderful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anna on November 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
If these stories of women who made a difference despite all odds don't inspire you to achieve to your fullest potential, it's doubtfull that anything else can. The spectrum of women chosen is a testament to diversity. This would make a great holiday gift for anyone and everyone.
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