the Ask a Manager book is now on sale

The Ask a Manager book published today, and I am so excited to have it out in the world at last!

If you haven’t already ordered a copy, I hope you will. If you’ve ever wanted a way to support Ask a Manager, this is the way to do it!

The book is nearly all new content and includes principles for speaking up effectively at work in general; how to frame your concerns to your boss so that you get taken seriously; ways to get what you want from coworkers; how to talk to employees when you’re the boss; times when you shouldn’t speak up; and loads of specific suggestions for a whole range of situations you might find yourself in, from how to handle a coworker who isn’t pulling her weight to what to say when you flubbed an interview.

It’s available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook, and you can buy it at Amazon (paid affiliate link), Barnes & NoblePowell’sBooks-a-MillionIndieBoundTarget, or anywhere books are sold. (In the UK: Amazon UK or  Waterstones. In Australia: Booktopia or Mighty Ape.)

Some people have asked for a chance to ask questions about the book and what the publishing process was like — ask away! If you’ve got questions about it, I’lll answer them in the comments here.

{ 189 comments… read them below }

    1. Detective Amy Santiago*

      I’m currently reading my Kindle version because it’s my second to last day at my job and there isn’t much for me to do.

      But I am planning to buy a physical copy for me (since I should be getting a bookplate) and also gifting one to my coworker here who is young and I think would very much benefit from Alison’s advice.

    2. Georgie*

      I’m retiring as an HR manager in mid-June. I have read this site almost daily for such great advice. My book, too, will be waiting for me when I get home today. I have decided it will make a nice gift for my replacement who is going to do a great job, but is new to the business I know it will be something she will read cover to cover and use as a reference for all of those “conversation” tips. Thanks, Allison. Even though I’m retiring, I’ll still be reading Ask A Manager every day!! Good luck with your sales!!

        1. Fafaflunkie*

          Seconded. No spoilers but I’m sure your replacement will greatly benefit from what you’ve given her. I’ve thumbed through the first 60-odd pages so far, but my phone is getting pretty hot (literally!) from my reading so far.

    3. KR*

      Me too!! Ask A Manager.. is it ok if I leave work early to read your book when I have a trillion things I have to do???

    4. BunnyWatsonToo*

      The library’s copy came today, but mine is apparently delayed. It wasn’t in the mail when I went home for lunch.

    5. Fafaflunkie*

      Mine as well! Saw the email this morning from Google saying it’s now in my eBook queue. Just need to get a chance to peruse the many wise words of Alison’s :)

  1. Phyllis*

    Were you approached by the publisher to write this or did you send out proposals?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I was approached by a few agents in 2016, and after I signed on with one, she worked with me to come up with a proposal that she then sent to publishers. We had a decent amount of interest and it ended up going to auction, which was fun (and basically the most exciting week of my life)!

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          No, not really! I’d co-authored a book in 2012 and had vague memories from around the time of writing that of vowing never to write one again (because it’s a lot of work!). Maybe it’s like childbirth, where after a while the memory fades and you think it’s reasonable to do it again?

      1. Triumphant Fox*

        Could you describe what you mean by “going to auction?” Did you just go with the highest bidder, or were there other considerations when you chose a publisher (editors, name, etc.?)

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          An auction is what happens when there are multiple publishers interested. It’s very formalized with rules for bidding and a series of exciting deadlines and a narrowing of the bids at each stage. I think a lot of people do just go with the highest bidder, but you also want to consider stuff like their plans for the book, the way the deal is structured, what foreign rights they want, etc. I actually went with the second highest bidder, because I really wanted to work with that editor and I felt like she “got” the book the most. (And I am really glad I did! The team there has been fantastic, and I think that’s the sort of thing that can really vary.)

      1. Jerry Vandesic*

        Did you record the audiobook yourself? If not you, did you get to choose the voice artist?

        Also, I’ve always wondered how the decision to offer an audiobook is made. Is this something you decided, or the publisher? Did they cover all of the costs?

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          Yes, I recorded it. It was SO MUCH FUN. It was possibly the three most fun days of my life.

          The publisher decides whether or not to produce an audiobook (based on whether they expect there to be enough demand for it), and they cover all costs. (They cover all costs for everything.) If you’re an author recording your own audiobook, you’re basically the “talent” for that part of the project, and it’s like they’re hiring you to do it the same way they’d hire a professional narrator. So you just show up and read.

          1. LilyP*

            What made it so much fun? I would imagine it would be a rather stressful process if you’re not used to “acting”. Did you have to do multiple takes of anything?

            1. Ask a Manager* Post author

              Just being in the studio and seeing all their tricks was really fun. For example, I assumed they’d give me hot tea all day long, but it turns out they don’t want you drinking anything too hot (or too cold) because it affects your vocal chords. They also wouldn’t let me have seltzer at lunch, because of the bubbles! And they want you to periodically suck on apple slices (it moistens your mouth and vocal chords just the right amount, apparently).

              I had a director who was an amazing coach, and I loved working with her. She’d say stuff like “read that line again with a different inflection,” and she was great at figuring out how to make written material work out loud — for example, the book has a lot of bulleted lists for different ways you could word something, and she showed me how to say each bulleted part a little differently than the others on the list so that it’s clear when you hear it out loud when one ends and another begins (since otherwise they could all blend together). She was so good at her job that she seemed like a magician to me.

              1. ThisIsNotWhoYouThinkItIs*

                Hearing this kind of makes me want to get the audiobook, too! :D

          2. Bostonian*

            NICE! I was really surprised when I listened to a recent podcast- that was NOT how I was expecting you to sound. You definitely have a good “radio” voice.

            1. Michaela Westen*

              Allison has one of the best speaking voices I’ve ever heard. And I hang out in music clubs. :)

      2. JamieS*

        Did you do the audio or have a professional narrator (or whatever that job is actually called).

  2. Detective Amy Santiago*

    Can there be another discussion post in a week or two after we’ve had time to read the book?

  3. Scott D*

    Just bought the Kindle version. Have a long flight coming up this weekend and now have my reading so thank you! Your advice over the years has been invaluable and I’m in a much better career now than I ever dreamed possible.

    That said, were you approached to write the book or did you have to seek out a publisher? If it’s the latter, how does one go about this? Thanks!

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      See above — I signed with an agent, and then she sent out a proposal to publishers. You definitely want an agent first; lots of publishers won’t take submissions that don’t come through agents (plus she has been invaluable throughout the process).

  4. tink*

    I haven’t ordered it yet, but I did request it from the local library! I’m on a waiting list for a copy and I’m excited to read it!

    1. GG Two shoes*

      I looked it up and found out it was in at neighboring library that is part of the network of libraries in my area. Guess what I did over lunch…

  5. kristin*

    How long was the writing process for you? And how much did the final version vary from from your initial plans?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I took two months off from most other work to focus just on writing, but it ended up taking longer than that, in part because I got really sick in the middle of that period and it messed up all my plans. Maybe four months total?

      The final version is pretty close to what I was picturing, once I had a concept in mind. (Very early on, before we’d even pitched anything, I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d write — but once I realized “oh, the thing people really seem to want is specific language to use in hard work situations,” it took shape pretty quickly!)

      1. Rookie Manager*

        That’s really quick! I thought authors worked for years perfecting their work. (I have a mental image here)

        Do you think writing a daily blog made the process easier for you?

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          I think non-fiction is often different that way than fiction is — I suspect fiction takes much more out of you and takes longer to take form.

          But yes, having a daily blog and answering this many questions every day for years has definitely made me much faster! (That said, I will say that at times I found the writing process painful and difficult! I definitely complained a lot about it at the time and vowed never to write another book.)

        1. Lillie Lane*

          I also want a musical number with the applicants that had to cook and entertain management for the nonprofit internship.

          1. RabidChild*

            I nominate Lin-Manuel Miranda to write this. Sample lyric:
            You say your Co. is the best
            But I don’t get hired unless
            I plan, shop, and buy
            Chop, slice, and stir-fry?
            Well don’t get me wrong, I suppose it’s an honor,
            But Alison says I should be a goner.
            Your request is unreasonable, absurd, and insane.
            You say it’s a way in, I say don’t play games.
            You wanna hire me? I’ll ace any interview,
            But have some respect for my time, show your IQ.
            Taking advantage of people this way is insane.
            What was that again? THE JOB IS UNPAID.
            (drops mic, EXIT stage right)

            1. Lefty*

              I’m in love with this already… I’m seeing it done as a close-up shot of one applicant, while others bustle around in a kitchen. She shortly realize the madness and decides to organize a mutiny, serving up dishes with names like “Just Desserts” and “Resume Souffle”.

      1. Detective Amy Santiago*

        Mark Sheppard as every evil boss – liver, graveyard note, middle of the night airport trip

        1. SaraV*

          I didn’t know I needed this to be a thing…but it totally needs to happen.
          (And never forget “Tracking you down while you’re having chemotherapy” boss)

    1. Amber Rose*

      I want Cary Elwes to be the stand-in for LWs using all the scripts, and Justin Roiland to voice all the Fergus’s.

      And Helena Bonham Carter to be that one woman who was putting curses on all her coworkers.

      1. Lizzy*

        I mean, she already played a bad witch in Harry Potter… she’s kind of perfect for it.

    2. Cruciatus*

      Or like on Frasier where celebrities would be the callers with problems to his radio show you could have celebrities who each read a letter as if it’s their work problem.

      1. Cruciatus*

        I see now there aren’t a lot of letters in the book–you could have the celebrities doing the work conversations though!

    3. MuseumChick*

      OMG I love the idea of an AAM movie. Done in the same format as movies like “He’s Just Not That Into You” where you have a bunch of intersecting stories.

      Top Picks: The pushy employee who tried to get her manager fired, The guy who ghosted his girlfriend, the boss who found out her married co-worker/neighbor was having an affair and her epic professional smack down, and of course the “master” saga.

      1. SoCalHR*

        you got to throw in the poor guy who got fired (and then reinstated) for his spicy lunch!

        1. MuseumChick*

          Oh yes! One I’m on the fence with is the bird-phobia letter. I feel like that would have to be it’s how feature length movie.

    4. KR*

      I’m imagining something like the movie Syrup. I wish I was that in charge and professional and on top of things like Six is (minus the whole fake name stuff).

    5. PhyllisB*

      And a guest starring role for the poor lady who went to inspect some new flooring (wearing high heels and a short skirt) stepped into wet cement and went flying past offices half-shrieking/half apologizing. That was one of the first AAM posts I read, and I laughed so loud my family thought I had lost my mind.

  6. Kelly S*

    Amazon says mine is out for delivery (along with a box of Cadbury chocolate creme eggs )! =)

    1. Kittymommy*

      And where is this??? Just to insure the Cadbury eggs arrive safely, of course…. ;)

  7. Amber Rose*

    Sigh. I could have got the ebook but I really wanted a physical copy. It won’t show up until next week sometime though. :( I don’t suppose you’d be willing to gift me a digital copy? Just kidding, I’ll wait patiently.

    All this new content, did it come from unanswered letters or is it just your thoughts on a lot of different things? Did you have to get a bunch of people’s permission to publish this stuff?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      It’s not letters! It’s different from the website in that way. (Actually, there are a few AAM classic letters sprinkled throughout for fun, but that’s not the bulk of the book.) The book is (a) principles for speaking up in different types of conversations (with your coworkers, your boss, your employees, or your job interviewer) and (b) 200 specific work conversations you might need to have over the course of your career and specific language to use in them.

      1. Amber Rose*

        Perfect timing then! I always feel like i’m herding cats lately. Perhaps your book will enable me to be a better cat herder. :D

      2. Detective Amy Santiago*

        I don’t know how difficult this would be – but could you tag the letters that are in the book as a category or make a post of all the links so they are easy to find? I’ve read most of them, but it would be fun to revisit the conversations in the comments and it might be useful for new readers!

    2. Emi.*

      Did you get it through Amazon by chance? If so, they often give you ~the first chapter to read digitally while you wait for shipping.

  8. Clever anonymous name*

    I’m so looking forward to my copy arriving at my mailbox!

    Congratulations, Alison!

  9. Rosemary7391*

    I’ve put it on my wishlist for when I actually have a job to navigate :)
    And I’m somewhat confused at how there are used copies for sale already…

      1. Alex Can Read*

        Which they’re not supposed to do. :/
        It’s pretty clear from publishers that they do not want ARCs to be sold. They’re to be kept, traded or gifted.

      2. Bibliovore*

        Yes, that is true but as a reviewer, I never sell review copies or galleys. Reviewers are encouraged to donate. My review copies go to young readers, little free libraries, a free cart outside my office, my local public library branch children’s room, after school programs, homeless shelters, restaurants, doctors offices, tribal colleges, head start and other public preschool programs, paperbacks middle grade and ya to incarcerated youth, 826 tutoring programs, and random kids walking down my sidewalk, the university lab school.

        1. Bibliovore*

          And the why,

          The author receives no royalties on galleys or review copies.

        2. PhyllisB*

          I belong to Goodreads and have won a ton of books. I love to “share the wealth” so I sponsor mini-contests to award them to someone who wants them. I do this on a page Women Reading Great Books. For example, I gave away a book about a dog (can’t remember which one it was now) and the contest question was what breed of dogs were sitting in my lap? Just adds a little fun element, and my reader friends seem to enjoy it. When I get ready to gift my copy of Alison’s book I will consult with her on what she would like me to do. OTOH, I may decide I want to keep this one.

    1. MK*

      Ha! I learned the hard way that just because someone is advertising a used book for sale, it doesn’t mean they actually have one to sell. Apparently booksellers offer a book they don’t have for sale, hoping that if they get an order, they will find a copy somehow. It boggles my mind as a business model, but …

      1. Audiophile*

        Or they list it in more than one place, but never remove the duplicate listing. I encountered this a lot when I was in school with textbooks.

    1. BadWolf*

      I requested it for my library and it’s on order — and already has 3 holds on it. Woot!

  10. smoke tree*

    I have a nerdy copyright question–was there any concern from the publisher about the legality of publishing the “classic” letters in the book? I see that you have a note on the submission page that you may publish any letters received in any media, so I assume that was enough? Feel free to not answer if you don’t think your publisher would want you to comment on this, but it just made me curious since this is my field.

  11. Kay*

    I won’t be able to read mine until next week because I’m visiting family and the book was sent to my house :( but I can’t wait to read it.

    I am so curious about what the non-new content is and which letters made it into the book.

    Congrats Alison!

  12. Rara Rass*

    Congratulations Alison! Amazon says mine arrives tomorrow and I CAN’T WAIT. Also have been thrilled to see you on Slate and other websites recently. World takeover IN PROGRESS! Keep killing it!

  13. Abe Froman*

    What was your daily process for writing like? Do you set word goals or something like that? Was there every an “I can’t do this moment” and what got you over that?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I was too relaxed about how much I needed to write in the beginning, and then realized pretty quickly that I needed to put myself on a fairly rigid schedule to write a certain amount each week. That was working until I got really sick and lost a couple of weeks, but I did eventually catch up.

      There was at least one “I can’t do this” moment though, and several “what was I thinking” moments. I am capable of both extreme laziness and an extreme work ethic, and I just had to deny myself any of the former until it was done. Also, I had a tremendous fear of letting down my editor, so that was good motivation!

      1. Abe Froman*

        That’s really great insight, thanks! I’ve been considering writing for a while and can’t get over the enormity of the task, so it’s helpful to hear some of the reality of the process.

        Congratulations! Excited to read it!

  14. Julie in Ohio*

    10 holds already for the 6 copies in my public library system. Hopefully they all read fast!

  15. AnonMurphy*

    Got the Kindle version! So glad we can support your effort after all the wonderful work you’ve done here. I have a 4-hour train ride tomorrow I’m totally looking forward to…:)

  16. Never gonna try NaNoWriMo*

    Can you speak a little about what working with an agent was like? How did you select yours? ( saw above that you were approached did you have more than one agent approach you?) What did you find most helpful about having an agent?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      I LOVE my agent. I got approached by a few in 2016, and I talked with each of them and just had a strong gut feeling about her. She’s been amazing to work with. There’s all the business pieces of it (she does all the pitching and the actual selling of the book, and the negotiating and deal-making and managing the logistics of the selling process, including legal stuff, foreign rights, other rights), but she also does a bunch of explaining to me how things work and what to expect and “no, that doesn’t mean everyone will hate your book” and so forth. She also wants to be the one to be the bad guy if one is ever needed — so if there’s an awkward or difficult conversation to be had at any point in the process, she does that so I don’t have to (which I always think is funny, given the subject matter of the book). And of course, she walked me through the process of writing the proposal to begin with, and the auction process, etc.

  17. Jadelyn*

    This is so well-timed – I’d preordered on Nook and got the notification that it was available to download last night, and just yesterday I had a situation where I’m not being included on a project that involves my two major functional areas, so I was trying to figure out how to politely say “Hey, um, so, is there a reason I’m not included in this project? Because it’s my understanding that this stuff should be including me.” I haven’t had a chance to dig in far enough to see if that’s covered in there, but I’m sure there will be something I can adapt!

  18. Antilles*

    Presuming this one is successful, would you consider writing another book (on either workplace items or some other topic)? Or do you feel like you’ve said all you wanted/needed to say, so you’re happy with just the one book?

  19. Alex Can Read*

    I was lucky enough to be granted an ARC by the publisher and I loved the book, Alison!
    It feels like the best of your blog distilled down into a nice neat package for reference. I already have plans to buy a copy for my little sister who is graduating next month.
    I feel like this is one of those books that you keep in a drawer at work so when a situation comes up, there’s a handy script and advice right at your fingertips.

  20. Canadian Public Servant*

    I will have to wait a month for mine! (Darn family who tell me I can’t buy things for myself before my birthday.)

    Congratulations, Alison – this is such an accomplishment, and will help (and amuse) many people.

  21. Alldogsarepuppies*

    I haven’t read yet, so apologies if the question does not apply, but were there any letters you’ve been gidditly sitting on to release in this book?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Very little! My whole team at Random House has been great to work with, and they couldn’t have made it easier. (Seriously, I’m not just saying that.) I guess I’d say that I found the process of nailing down the title and the cover a little bit hard, just because I don’t trust my instincts on either of those.

      1. Cassandra*

        I think the cover is excellent, for what it’s worth.

        (I co-wrote a book that ended up with the world’s worst cover. I absolutely howled in anguish when the publisher unveiled the cover to us. But alas, I had no input, so I am ashamed to show people what will most likely be my only traditionally-published book.)

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Nope! The original plan was hardcover, but it would have raised the retail price per copy, and I had always pictured it as a paperback.

      1. Casca*

        Mine arrived yesterday!

        Not to be crass, but how does the money side of it work? You get an advance and then you make a % on each book? Is it like 1%, 10%, 50% of the sale price?
        When the books go down in price or get to discount retailers, how does that affect how much you get?

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          Not crass!

          So, you get an advance. And then you have to earn back that advance before you get royalties. (In other words, say you earn $1 per book sold, and your advance is $50,000. You’d have to sell 50,000 books first to earn out your advance, and then you’d get royalties on every book sold after that.)

          Royalties vary, but a typical structure is something like:
          hardcover – 15% of the retail price
          paperback – 8% of the retail price

          (So when we talked about releasing it just in paperbook, I knew I’d take a hit on the percentage per copy, but I also thought we might sell more copies because they’d be cheaper to buy.)

          And if the price is discounted over a certain amount, you get a slightly higher percentage.

          1. Lady Alys*

            Did you (do you?) have any idea, say from pre-orders, what your sales might be? Is that something that your agent had a sense of?
            (I got one for myself and one for my graduating-from-college-in-three-weeks daughter, SO excited to start reading it!)

            1. Ask a Manager* Post author

              I’ve been told that the pre-orders were really good for this genre, and I know that they did a second printing on Monday (the date before the sales date) because they were higher than anticipated. So that seems promising so far, but that’s all I know so far!

              1. Cassandra*

                This all bodes very well for total sales. It also suggests RH will keep it in print a goodish time — which will give breathing room for the book to find additional audiences. (I’m sure RH is savvy enough to market it as a college graduation gift, for example.)

                I hope you’re psyched!

  22. ThisIsNotWhoYouThinkItIs*

    Congrats! Mine is scheduled to arrive today. I’m excited.

  23. Nobody Here By That Name*

    Not gonna lie, I squealed with excitement when I got the notice my copy was waiting for me. Congrats, AAM!!!

  24. bookends*

    So excited for my copy to come in the mail! I also got one for my cousin, who graduated college in December, and I’m really looking forward to to mailing it to her as a belated graduation gift.

    This may have been asked in one of the podcast comment threads already, but did your agent/publishers suggest that you start a podcast shortly before the book came out, or did it just happen that way?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      My publisher suggested the podcast! And they did a lot of work to make it happen. (Some news coming on that front in the next few weeks!)

  25. Lila Fowler*

    Got my kindle version today! But I’d consider buying a hard copy too if you are coming to NYC on the book tour (hint hint)

        1. Iconic Bloomingdale*

          Looking forward to your visit to NYC on May 22nd. I read your blog daily, but have only posted once before now. I find your blog fascinating and insightful.

          I am looking forward to reading my digital Kindle copy and I bought a hard copy for my 19 year old niece, who is a full-time college student and works part-time in the retail sector. I am confident she will find your book useful as she begins to navigate through the working world.

  26. Cari the Librarian*

    Congratulations! I am very excited to hand-sell the book to patrons :-)

  27. Sami*

    My copy just came!!
    What was the process like for getting the blurbs on the back and on the first two pages?
    And is M. your husband? :)

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      M. is indeed my husband :)

      The blurbs — so, the way it works is that you can approach blurb-worthy public figures you know and ask them yourself, but otherwise your editor does it on your behalf. You jointly come up with a list of people who you think might be up for reading and blurbing. I think I approached Nicole Cliffe, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, and Jolie Kerr myself, but my editor approached the others.

      1. Sami*

        So they get an ARC and then send in their comments to your editor?
        Is there anyone who would’ve been on your dream list to get a blurb? Not that you don’t already have cool people anyway.

        1. Ask a Manager* Post author

          Yep, they get an ARC and then decide if they want to blurb, and send a blurb to your editor if they do.

          Dream blurber … Carolyn Hax! I would lie down and die happy. Or the ghost of Emily Post.

  28. NorthCalifHR*

    The books arrived! I ordered two for our HR group – and now there’s infighting about who gets to read first. Soooo happy to have AaM at our fingertips – thank you!!

      1. Detective Amy Santiago*

        This comment made me laugh way harder than it probably should have.

  29. PhyllisB*

    I wrote this on the first post of the day; should have waited. :-) I found out this morning that I won a copy on Goodreads!! Thank you so much, Alision!!

    1. PhyllisB*

      Sorry, I just realized I misspelled your name. As long as I have been reading, I should know better.

  30. Jane*

    I’ve used it all ready! As a librarian I was able to get an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy), and we’ve purchased a copy for the library too.

  31. OrganizedHRChaos*

    Drove from Houston to Dallas today listening to the Audiobook. The paperback version was delivered to the office today and I have the kindle version as well. Great job!

  32. The curator*

    I got a review copy. I am buying copies for all the interns and new graduates. I can’t think of a better gift than this one.

  33. Harper the Other One*

    I’m halfway through and really enjoying it! I think you’ve laid it out so well – it’s very accessible but doesn’t feel in any way dumbed down. I think it’s going to become my new go-to grad gift!

  34. Wannabikkit*

    I’m really pleased to see it available in my country. I wasn’t expecting to see a link to Mighty Ape!

  35. ScoutFinch*

    I did not get an email promoting the book. I unsubscribed from the AAM mailing list long ago because I am basically a lurker. I know when the posts go up & check the site.

    Sorry this happened to you.

  36. SpeedReader*

    Amazon prime had release day delivery, so I’m halfway through, and so appreciated having a book I can give my blog-averse manager.
    I’ve got boring questions. Did you have to get permission from letter-writers to print their letters in the book? And did you get any push-back to match ‘house style?’ I’m mostly wondering about your regular use of feminine pronouns. Did the editors ever ask you to mix it up?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      There’s a note on my question submission page that I may print any questions submitted in other media, so the lawyers at the publisher said that was fine.

      I actually alternated male and female pronouns in the book, unlike here. I just thought it might make more sense for an audience unfamiliar with my default to “she” here. You will also find a great variety of names in the book than the traditional Fergus and Jane here (again, I thought it might be odd for readers unfamiliar with the site otherwise).

      I did battle to use “coworker” rather than “co-worker” though.

  37. PikaBu*

    Mine dropped into my Kindle this week, and I’ve been browsing it during lunch breaks.
    Also shared your book and the blog with a new book club I have joined. I also mentioned that I credited your blog with giving me the courage to make 2 significant job leaps in 3 years, so you may have yet another new audience of female scientists.

  38. Decima Dewey*

    I read the book this past weekend. Wish it had been around when I made umpteen career and jobhunting mistakes!

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