Titolo: Work Of Her Own
Casa editrice: Tarcher
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780874777093-3
Riassunto: Women who have invested heavily in the career culture often find themselves wondering why they?re not happier and more fulfilled. Even though they?ve gotten most?or even all?of what they thought they wanted, it hasn?t brought them the satisfaction they hoped for. In this anniversary edition of Work of Her Own, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert examines why the career culture has made it so difficult for women to achieve satisfaction in their work (despite the achievements of recognition and promotion); how she and many other women discovered that their career ladders were propped against the wrong wall; and what women can do to create their own right livelihoods. A full professor and high-ranking administrator, Albert was on the fast track to a university presidency when she felt compelled to leave her position and search for more satisfying ?work of her own.? Her need to understand why she had made such a choice led her to look deeply into her own experience and to study the work lives of over 120 other women career leavers. The 80 chosen for the study were health professionals, accountants, scientists, lawyers, managers, bankers, executives, and business owners. Each woman had left a successful career to find work of her own. Each one was determined to give the word ?success? her own very personal definition. Based on the author?s experience and enriched with a broad understanding of the nature of women?s work and careers, Albert?s book offers dozens of examples of real women whose lives were profoundly changed when they dared to dream of creating more satisfying work lives. Whatever your hope for your own right livelihood, Work of Her Own will be both a guide and an inspiration. From Publishers Weekly Unlike the usual guide to corporate success, this engrossing, probing study by Albert, a former English professor and now a writer of children's books, recounts how she and 80 other women holding top positions experienced a career crisis, lost their jobs or quit on their own and became disillusioned with the success they achieved. The author contends that for women the cost of careerism often includes workaholism and a repudiation of feminine values in favor of male, corporate ideals. She also describes the often psychologically traumatic stages of career-flight--such as weighing work options and living adjustments. Albert notes, however, that in this survey almost all the women experienced an energizing sense of self-liberation despite loss of pay and prestige in often home-based enterprises ranging from freelance writing to goat-breeding, which afforded time for "the art of composing a life." Final chapters offer advice for those who wish to undertake career changes. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
L'autore: Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow?s Tears, Cat?s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.
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