- Mass Market Paperback: 399 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 24, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446357030
- ISBN-13: 978-0446357036
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Games Mother Never Taught You Mass Market Paperback – April 24, 1989
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Top Customer Reviews
It's written for women, but any men that weren't jocks or military need to read this too.
I used to wonder why I got in trouble at work -- now I know and don't do it anymore. I'm getting well paid for my work, get along with my co-workers and management, and my career is on track.
I recommend this book to everyone I know, the few who actually read it get the same results I got.
It's a little dated, but don't let that stop you. The corporate culture (at least in the United States) hasn't changed much this century and it's not likely to change anytime soon. Some of the details she presents may be different, the general principles are still completely current.
Also, she's a fun writer and it's a good read.
Like several of the other reviewers, I read this book when entering the workforce several years ago. Another woman, a fabulous mentor to me, recommended it. Every page resonated with me and changed the approach I took in my career immeasurably. I'm certain that the lessons I learned from this book are an integral part of my professional success.
Yes, the material is somewhat dated now, but unfortunately, not THAT much has changed. Understanding that today's young women have been raised to participate in sports activities as much as young men and the military comparisons are not quite as applicable as they used to be, these formats and vernaculars still form the basis for many, many of today's corporate environments.
Every young woman should have this information, if only, but not limited, to understand what other women have dealt with to pave the way for today's career women. A great deal of progress has been made but the fat lady hasn't sung yet.
Recommend that it be used as a resource and not a one-time read, since much of the information in it becomes increasingly applicable as people progress in their careers.
Would highly recommend to young women who are too young to remember what life was like before women changed the work force for the better. There is still a long way to go in some areas, although the "newer industries," like IT, which grew with the women's movement, tends to be less sexist and male (military/sports) dominated.
Would love to see this book updated. I'm sure it's very dated, but for a historical perspective (and to deal with the die hard good ol' boys,) definitely give this book a thorough read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In the 1970's I read this back when I started working in corporations and found it most useful. It isn't clear to me that it truly deals with sexism so much as just simply... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Therese M.
Every woman thinking of entering the workforce should read this book.Published 10 months ago by PRM
Written in the 60s, this book still has very contemporary application for anyone unfamiliar with corporate structure. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dale R. B.
The pages of this book fell out when I opened it - all of them. Not what I expected even though it is used - it is NOT in good condition.Published on August 7, 2014 by T2honor
Must read for any female interested in business. I passed my copy on to my daughter when she entered college.Published on July 14, 2014 by Cassandra Duncan
The book was received quickly. And the item is as described. I gave it to my daughter and hope she will learn from it. Thank you!Published on June 27, 2014 by goforgold42
I first read this 37 years ago, shortly after accepting my first really professional HR position after college. Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Paula Cohen
Although some might find this book a bit dated, the problems with male/female work relationships outlined in this book still exist, only in more subtle form.Published on April 3, 2014 by Laurel Hoffmann