- 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: #410,144 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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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.
Although some of the advice is outdated due to the changing nature of business, I still find this book very helpful and tell every young woman (and some young men) of my acquaintence to find a copy and read it.
I personally give this book credit for the fact that even as an English major I make more money than either of my parents.
This is not a "business is unfair to women and we need to stop them from being mean" book. This is a "if you want to do something more than being a secretary (or an admin now) for the rest of your life, figure it out" book.
If for no other reason, read it to see what most bosses think in any organization bigger than 50 people.