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The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life
The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life
The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life
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Author: Schank, Hana

Brand: Penguin Books

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 288

Details: Product Description "These are the 'know your value' conversations that we need to have. These women--their challenges, choices, and successes--are all of us." --Mika Brzezinski Over the last sixty years, women's lives have transformed radically from generation to generation. Without a template to follow--a way to peek into the future to catch a glimpse of what leaving this job or marrying that person might mean to us decades from now--women make important decisions blindly, groping for a way forward, winging it, and hoping it all works out. As they faced unexpectedly fraught decisions about their own lives, journalists Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace found themselves wondering about the women they'd graduated alongside. What happened to these women who seemed set to reap the rewards of second-wave feminism, on the brink of taking over the world? Where did their ambition lead them? So they tracked down their classmates and, over several hundred hours of interviews, gathered and mapped data about real women's lives that has been missing from our conversations about women and the workplace. Whether you're deciding if you should pass up a promotion in favor of more flex time, planning when to get pregnant, or wondering what the ramifications are of being the only person in your house who ever unloads the dishwasher, The Ambition Decisions is a guide to the changes that may seem arbitrary but are life defining, by women who've been there. Organized by theme, each chapter draws on real women's stories of facing down crisis, transition, and decision-making to illustrate broader trends Schank and Wallace observed. Each chapter wraps up with a useful bulleted list of questions to consider and tips to integrate that will guide women of all ages along the way to finding purpose and passion in work and life. Review An Elle Best Book to Read This SummerA Washington Post Business Book That Won’t Put You to Sleep at the BeachA HelloGiggles Book That Will Help You Embrace Your Inner #Girlboss at Work and in Life “The goal of The Ambition Decisions is to ‘fill in [the] missing knowledge’ for women trying to navigate work and life options, in part because the choices for women ‘often look radically different from the way those very same decisions played out only a generation earlier.’ . . . If anyone is feeling adrift in midlife, this may be the most useful advice.” —Wall Street Journal “Those looking for some solidarity reading or ideas about how other professional women mesh work, family and the decisions related to them can find it here.” —Washington Post “There's not much historical precedent for the continual societal change around women and work. So journalists Schank and Wallace interviewed their former classmates to find out how a generation of women are grappling with questions of ambition, work, and balance.” —Elle “Get inspired . . . Curious about where their college friends ended up, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace, authors of The Ambition Decisions, called and asked. What they found: Ambitions fluctuate, so don't throw in the towel if you haven't realized all your dreams by 40.”  —Redbook “Insightful and clarifying in a way that traditional career-focused books for women rarely are.” —Salon “A big-picture read that explores the decisions women make over the arcs of their careers. Read it to know what to expect, or to feel heard.”  —HelloGiggles “ The Ambition Decisions is willing to confront the possibility that perhaps the shape and sum of female ambition offers a better road map for all human beings, men as well as women. The lively and engaging stories that emerge from the authors’ interviews add up to a larger point. Why should we all not be able to choose lives that allow for ambition of different kinds at different times?” —Anne-Marie Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Unfinished Business   “Every woman who feels paralyzed by her life decisions should read this honest, insightful, a

EAN: 9780525558859

Release Date: 11-06-2019

Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback