Reviews of the Brazen Careerist book are starting to come in. Next week I’ll link to a bunch of reviews on blogs. This week, here are three of my favorite quotes:

Guy Kawasaki
author of The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

“Take everything you think you ‘know’ about career strategies, throw them away, and read this book because the rules have changed. ‘Brazen,’ ‘counter-intuitive,’ and ‘radical’ are the best three descriptions of Trunk’s work. Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole…”

Bob Sutton
author of the New York Times Bestseller The No Asshole Rule
“A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish.”

Keith Ferrazzi
author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

“Brazen Careerist has the street-smarts you need to make your career and life work for you from the start. Read it now, or you’ll wish you had when you’re 40!”

12 replies
  1. daniel
    daniel says:

    hi, Penelope, how are you today?

    I’m writing to commend you on a great set of reviewers (first time I’ve seen a list like this where I’ve read something by each!) & to congratulate you on such a great set of reviews!

    I’m looking forward to reading the book & passing a few copies on to friends who I think your advice could benefit!

    daniel

  2. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Hi Penelope,

    Congrats on reaching this step. Remind us again when it’s scheduled for formal, widespread release!

    I’ll review it in the context of urban lifestyle issues on my blog when it comes out.

  3. Steven Grant
    Steven Grant says:

    I ask again :)

    How do I get a signed copy?
    Is there a book tour yet?

    * * * * * *

    Hi, Steven. I have not heard any good ways to give people signed copies except to be in the town they live in. If anyone has a better idea, please let me know.

    I am going to be traveling a bit, and I’ll keep the schedule posted online. Meanwhile, on April 22 I’m speaking at the American Society of Journalists and Authors in New York City…

    –Penelope

     

  4. Bob Sutton
    Bob Sutton says:

    Penelope,

    I just want to emphasize how much you deserve these reviews. There will be a lot more, it is a really engaging book, which will not only help anyone looking for a job, it is hard to stop reading because it is so fun. And there are a lot of employers, especially people in HR, who better read it because all signs are that the so-called “war for talent” is heating-up — your book helps employers understand what candidates want. Job candidates have a lot of choices these days. Indeed, “Brazen Careerist” and Christopher Buckley’s new “Boomsday” ought to be required reading for people in HR!

  5. MarilynJean
    MarilynJean says:

    Congrats on the reviews! I am happy for you in that way I would be happy for someone I know personally. My friends are almost sick of me referring them to your blog. A friend of mine just had a phone interview last week and of course I sent her to your recent posting on the subject. AND told her about the new book. Great stuff, Penelope!

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    matchmaker says:

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