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Publisher's Summary

An honest, sharp-witted, practical guide to help you get and keep the job you want - from an outsider whose been there and done it, a woman who went from being a broke, divorced college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world.

Jennifer Romolini started her career as an awkward 27-year-old misfit, navigated her way through New York media, and became a boss - an editor in chief, an editorial director, and a vice president - all within little more than a decade. Her book, Weird in a World That's Not, asserts that being outside the norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems otherwise, even if it seems like only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward.

Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That's Not offers relatable advice on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that's right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions:

  • How do I navigate the awkwardness of networking?
  • How do I deal with intense office politics?
  • How do I leave my crappy job?
  • How do I learn how to be a boss not just a #boss?
  • And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am?

Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That's Not will help you tap in to your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.

©2017 Jennifer Romolini (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Women's Career Guide

I totally missed that this book is for women. As a man who has struggled with my own share of career ups and downs, the book was still helpful. Toward the beginning there is a bit too much story telling without interpreting what lessons we should be learning from these stories. Toward the end the author gets into bullet points for success and synthesizing takeaway lessons.

Romolini has a really entertaining story that contains gems of insight and inspiration. I found myself piecing together the timelines in my mind and wanting to know more about her career trajectory than the book would tell me. She is raw and vulnerable and gives her audience person to be messy and flawed and admit mistakes.

Em Eldridge rocks the performance of this book. She tells the story with the pride, humility and ambivalence that I would only expect from the original author. I remember checking a couple of times to confirm that it wasn't the author herself reading this autobiography.

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She spoke right to my insecure soul

I don't doubt that I'll play this book again and again, she is assuring, honest and optimistic enough to light a fire under your ass. I probably fall exactly in with the target audience, I have no problem with the swearing (if you're sensitive to it though, there's a lot). Thoroughly enjoyed her included personal history and the advice given feels applicable and usable. Super, super loved this!

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Insightful

Amazing advice. Targeted more towards women (at least from how I interpreted the language), there’s still a lot of useful things for men. Even if it’s just noting how some of the men in the author’s life have treated her (spoiler: not well). It’s inspiring and lights a fire in your chest, whether there’s breast milk there to start or not. An absolute must read for anyone who feels like they’ve fallen between the cracks.

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Wow must relatable book to everyone.

Im guy and this book is definitely meant and geared towards women. Nevertheless the author absolutely nailed this book as a must read for everyone. Especially women, especially young people, and especially everyone of all types. Out of all the books I’ve read and listen to in the self help motivational way this is by far hands down the most relatable worth every penny book ever. Also can’t say enough about the narrator. She nailed ever pitch and tone. Maybe this one of the most enjoyable books to listen to. This is the only book I’ve ever given 5 stars to across the board. This book is wow.

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A Career Guide that Delivers

Jennifer Romolini delivers on her promise of a career guide for those of us that don't fit the more traditional business / motivational books out there. Her book is both personal and practical. The narration by Em Eldridge is excellent as well.

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Helpful and Fun

Solid, practical, and essential advice for anyone who's ever felt out of step with the office work/job search/networking world.

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Weird in a World That's Not

This book was referred to me (I was skeptical at first) and it did not disappoint! An inspiration for every aspect of your life- not simply your career!