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What's Buzzworthy: Books About Work

What's Buzzworthy: Books About Work

I sure hope none of you worked too hard over Labor Day Weekend on my buzzworthy challenge about work books. Even during a time meant for holding picnics and celebrating the last days of summer, you managed to chip in some great reads about work and career. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Second Shift
This book about mothers who also work outside the home was chosen by CupcakeGal10, who wrote: "I read this for a women's studies class, but the content of the book has stayed with me long after college. It's not fiction and may not be the kind of 'escape' book you take with you to bed, but it illuminates the problems faced by the working mother in today's society, the enormous responsibilities she bears, and the difficult choices she must often make between home and work."

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The Devil Wears Prada
This story of working for an unbearable fashionista boss may be familiar to most of you by now, but I loved gruaig_rua's take on it: "Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna 'Nuclear' Wintour."

Educating Esme
I've always wanted to read this book by Esme Codell, and Linda McP's pick of the book has me further convinced. She wrote: "In this diary of her first year of teaching in an inner city public school, Codell shares her triumphs and sorrows and in doing so adds value to what is becoming one of the growing number of books about surviving against the odds. Educators and policy makers alike will find value in reading her daily entries."

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invisibo invisibo 9 years
Jennifer Government or Syrup by Max Barry.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
What a great list of books! Can't wait to read Second Shift. Thanks for the mention, Buzz. Hope you enjoy reading Esme's diary.
millarci millarci 9 years
I loved 'The Devil Wears Prada'! I didn't think I would but it was a really fun read. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oooh - good picks! lots of interesting ones. i couldn't think of anything for this challenge but clearly there are some interesting work books out there!
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