USA Today and Texas Monthly top pick!
"Quite literally, I could not put this book down." -- Forbes
"heartwarming, heartbreaking, and hilarious in one great book. [Suits] is an absolute must-read."--Lois P. Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
"An intriguing...outsider's tale of lethal ambition." --Kirkus Reviews
"must-read for anyone" --Anne Fisher, Fortune Magazine CNN MoneyLos Angeles Times:
Just finished with freshman year in college, Nina Godiwalla leaves her tight Zoroastrian community in Houston for a summer internship she's talked her way into at J.P. Morgan in Manhattan, an organization known for its old-boy prestige and pure snootiness. Armed with four cheap suits and two pairs of Payless shoes, she throws herself into the fray. From the start, Godiwalla is exposed to the hazing culture of investment bankers in training; the excess, the subtle and not-so-subtle racism, the colleagues who "police each other" and will do anything to shine in the eyes of their division bosses. Godiwalla is determined to succeed and win her father's respect. She struggles to fit in, and after college and the two-year analyst program, she is offered a spot in the highly coveted Corporate Finance division. But by the time this offer is made, Godiwalla has had her Devil-Wears-Prada moment. The last thing she wants is to turn out like the people she has been trying so hard to please. It's a fine moment when she realizes her own true worth....the story is told with alarming detail and considerable humility — it's a tale that will help the reader hone his or her ambition down to a finer, more human point.
From the Back Cover
" Ever wish you had a friend who had worked in the Wall Street pressure cooker and could tell you what it's really like? Meet Suits author Nina Godiwalla. Her candid memoir is a must-read for anyone (especially any woman) aspiring to a career in high finance." --Anne Fisher, Fortune CNN Money is a riveting read! [Godiwalla] fiercely exposes the soul destroying compromises of a woman trying to gain acceptance in the male dominated world of investment banking."" Nina Godiwalla has given us a fascinating account of her rollercoaster ride as a young woman of color on Wall Street. At once hilarious and heartbreaking, this book about choices and their consequences is a gripping read."--Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of The Mistress of Spices" Ms. Godiwalla has written an incredibly readable, cautionary tale of the hurdles that a young woman faces on Wall Street." --John Rolfe, author of Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle" Nina Godiwalla has managed to combine heartwarming, heartbreaking, and hilarious in one great book. Suits is an absolute must-read for any woman considering a career in finance."--Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office" Fresh, funny and utterly convincing. Nina Godiwalla has perfect pitch. In Suits she not only nails the Wall Street culture, she gets inside the skin of a fiercely ambitious young woman caught in the cross hairs of culture and gender."--Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Top Talent