The list author says: "I think that living an artful life is a vocation in itself. Finding work that will allow you to pay your way through is important but it's only part of the picture. These resources don't contain the usual career-building information. They're about building a satisfactory life, including a reasonably happy job, starting from where you are now."
"Even if you're not temping, this book is worth reading (it'll only take a few hours) just for Smith's advice on weathering a lot of changes in your workplace.I especially like her motto "Be excellent to each other.""
"This book is written especially for people in customer service occupations (it acknowledges the thankless nature of many such jobs) but most of it can be applied to any job. Gilbert pays special attention to the idea of service as a spiritual calling."
"I absolutely love this book. Anyone suffering from the delusion that working a "day job" means she's an inferior artist should read it or visit Pierre's website. If you can only afford one book on how to enjoy your job and thrive as an artist, get this."
"I chose this book because the author writes about ways you can succeed at your own job-related goals if you feel uncomfortable about blowing your own horn. It's also good advice for people who want to market the fruit of their creative labor."