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  • WorkParty

  • By: Jaclyn Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jaclyn Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Jaclyn Johnson - the founder and CEO behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and conference for millennial women in business - offers a rallying cry for a new generation of women who are redefining the meaning of work on their own terms: WorkParty. Women who want it all and more, and guess what? They can have it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So this is what the Instagram girls talk about at brunch...

  • By Stephanie on 09-01-18

So this is what the Instagram girls talk about at brunch...

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Reviewed: 09-01-18

If you are in Business and Marketing, this is a book to add to your 2018 required reading list. Sure, some of it feels “girly” or #millennialAF but that’s the point. Johnson is speaking the parlance of our times but what she espouses is anything but basic. This is the first book of its kind, one that speaks to female entrepreneurs as peers and friends that is current and applicable right now. Most marketing and biz books aren’t moving fast enough to be relevant, this one is. It’s also a crucial read for women when it comes to money. It gives a solid overview of how much work we have to do in learning to talk about money. This book is also advice that’s to and from people who seem like “nice girls from nice families”. While Johnson can only speak to her experience (which she does well) and is clearly a VERY HARD WORKER, she still comes from a more privileged POV in this book. Talks about sexism, #metoo, failure, race, money and other really challenging topics stay on a fairly sunny side of the street. Maybe a bit of the pussy hat feminist. But if you’re like me, and find yourself distracted by those things, my advice is to keep reading and listening. Rewind and listen again. Her personal stories are here to help women in a professional landscape and her brand is cheerful, pink, and brunch with besties... for some people that life is their norm, for others that can feel aspirational or unrealistic. Wherever you are though, you can probably learn from Jaclyn Johnson. I’m so grateful that she’s sharing. If you’re not the person who comes from the shiny, girly world of the new boss babe order- you might not relate at times. Or even understand what she’s talking about. You might roll your eyes and not want to listen. But do it! When the nice, popular girl invites you to brunch- GO WITH HER! Get the avocado toast. I want to learn from people who seem happy and successful, inspired and kind. I had to leave judgment at the door for this Work Party and I’m so so glad I did. #blessed

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  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,674

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 7 Hours Listening to an Audio Book Ever!

  • By ccreads on 02-20-16

Shondaland

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

In the languid prose style of Toni Morrison, punctuated with Rhimes' distinct voice, this book is first and foremost beautifully written. And she reads it with equal force and eloquence. No not reads, performs. She's gives a commanding performance. The content itself is not a self-help book, or a insider look at what it's like to be the most prolific and arguably most powerful writer in television. It's an esoteric memoir, focused on an incredible year of overcoming obstacles. Even if you've never felt the obstacles of introversion, or the stresses of a woman like Rhimes, it's likely that at some point you felt limiting beliefs. We all have. She faces this head on, making choices that are hard and uncomfortable. This is where the story soars. She invites us all to sit at her table and talk candidly about changing little by little, moment by moment, choice by choice. One yes at a time. I highly recommend.

  • A Fighting Chance

  • By: Elizabeth Warren
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027

As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher - an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but 15 years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington, DC, to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. Great Narration.

  • By Amy on 06-03-14

Fighting Chance Wins

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-17

On more than a few occasions I found myself choked up and teary eyed. But more often than that, I was saying out loud "Atta a girl!" And even punctuating Warren's words with claps and hollers. This book is everything great about American ideals, eloquently stated by a woman with real guts, grit, grace and intellect. I would love to meet Ms. Warren but listening to her book makes me feel like I know her.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,896

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Aptly titled, life-changing Magic of Tidying

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

This book is a life changer if you do as instructed. It's read with a delightful tone that seems to reflect the author's feminine nature and subtle humor. It's a self help that is free of judgement or "preachy" assertions. Tidying is now a regular word in my vocabulary and action in my everyday life. I listen and tidy and it helps feel as if you're getting one on one coaching. Because you are! Hope you enjoy it too!