Book Review and Giveaway: Girl on Top (Ends 12/27) CLOSED

Saturday, December 12, 2009 Posted by Dina N


Book Description
Nicole Williams is the tell-it-like-it-is career expert who you wish could fight your work battles for you. But with her ingenious approach-taking the tactics used to land a man and applying them to your career-you'll be able to handle any work situation and come out on top. Here, Nicole introduces twenty tried-and-true dating rules such as "Don't Give Away the Milk for Free" and "Don't Waste the Pretty" and reveals how they can be applied just as effectively in the office. Other strategies include:

· Keep It Brief
· Don't Bash Your Ex
· Have Others Sing Your Praises
· Play Hard to Get
· Keep the Fire Alive
· Be Willing to Walk Away

Among other topics, Nicole dishes on how much to reveal at work as well as what to put up with from your boss (and, more importantly, what not to). She tackles everything from having the money talk to leaving them wanting more on a job interview. And sprinkled throughout GIRL ON TOP is fashion advice ("Top Ten Commandments of Style") and checklists to determine if you need to get a life.

Nicole's keen insight and candid advice will teach you how to recognize the good guys from the bad, win the kudos of those who matter, and create the career of your dreams.

My Review
GIRL ON TOP: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success by Nicole Willams is a career advice handbook written with a sense of humor and sassiness. Occasionally, it's reminiscent of a Cosmo piece. Don't let that fool you - the book is full of sound tips how to achieve professional success that many working women aspiring to a career will find valuable. I enjoyed Nicole's no-nonsense approach and her straightforward writing style. Even though some of the pointers may seem obvious, her book is a nice reminder of what to do and what not to do in the business world. It would be useful to many young - or not so young - female professionals, and an altogether enjoyable read to others. Towards the final chapters, the novelty of Nicole's style wore off somewhat and her phrasing felt a bit repetitive. Yet, Girl on Top delivers good advice down to the last page.

About the Author
Nicole is the best-selling author of Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success and Earn What You're Worth, and the founder of WORKS by Nicole Williams, the first media and content company marketed toward young professional women. Her advice is featured regularly in major media outlets including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times. Nicole also regularly appears on The Today Show, ABC's Primetime, Good Morning America, Fox News, and CNN.


The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, FIVE readers will win a copy of GIRL ON TOP: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success by Nicole Willams!

To enter, leave a comment who in your life would benefit from reading Girl on Top.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 5 copies of Girl on Top by Nicole Williams #books #Giveaway ends 12/27 @aitmama http://tinyurl.com/yc9skrh" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 27, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. 

100 comments:

  1. LV said...

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  36. Mama Hill said...

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  44. nfmgirl said...

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  86. Amanda said...

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  87. Marianna said...

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  98. Cynthia said...

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