Books about Career

  1. Yes Please

    by Amy Poehler
    Humorous memoir of a celebrated comedian, exploring her life, career, and relationships.

    In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please , she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some ... (Goodreads)

  2. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    by Helen Fielding
    A humorous journey of self-discovery for a thirty-something single woman.

    Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, Bridget Jones searches for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, and Smug ... (Goodreads)

  3. Lady Be Good

    by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    A romantic comedy about a high-powered businesswoman who finds love and adventure in the most unexpected places.

    “[A] sexy and whimsical modern fairy tale.” —,Greensboro News & Record, “The always-funny Susan Elizabeth Phillips…has the heat turned up all the way for this one.” —,Detroit Free Press, The only ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Practice Makes Perfect

    by Julie James
    A driven lawyer and a cocky FBI agent are forced to work together, but their initial animosity turns into something more.

    Behind closed doors, they're laying down the law. When it comes to the laws of attraction... Payton Kendall and J.D. Jameson are lawyers who know the meaning of objection. A feminist to the bone, ... (Goodreads)

  5. Someday, Someday, Maybe

    by Lauren Graham
    A young woman's pursuit of her dream career in acting, while navigating the complexities of life.

    A charming and laugh-out-loud novel by Lauren Graham, beloved star of, Parenthood, and, Gilmore Girls, about an aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties New York City. Franny Banks is a ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Undomestic Goddess

    by Sophie Kinsella
    A lawyer's unexpected journey into domesticity, learning the joys of a simpler life.

    Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable: she’s made a huge mistake. A mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Financial Lives of the Poets

    by Jess Walter
    A struggling poet turns to selling marijuana to save his family from financial ruin.

    The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero , about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we ... (Goodreads)

  8. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    by Billy Crystal
    A humorous autobiography of the actor and comedian's life and career.

    Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career in this, New York Times, bestseller., Billy Crystal is ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

    by Mindy Kaling
    Humorous memoir reflecting on Mindy Kaling's life and career.

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck - impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Fry Chronicles

    by Stephen Fry
    A memoir of the acclaimed English writer, actor and comedian, chronicling his rise to fame.

    Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge best seller. In the years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a ... (Goodreads)

  11. How Will You Measure Your Life?

    by Clayton M. Christensen
    Exploring the purpose of life through personal stories and business insights.

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of ... (Goodreads)

  12. Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You

    by Bill Burnett
    A guide to designing a fulfilling life through applying design thinking principles. Practical exercises and tools included.

    *** The #1 New York Times Bestseller *** Whether we’re 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ In ... (Goodreads)

  13. Why Not Me?

    by Mindy Kaling
    A humorous and candid exploration of the highs and lows of life, love and work.

    From the author of the beloved ,, New York Times, , bestselling book ,, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? ,, and the creator and star of ,, The Mindy Project, , comes a collection of essays that ... (Goodreads)

  14. 48 Days to the Work You Love

    by Dan Miller
    A practical guide to finding fulfilling work in 48 days, through self-discovery, networking, and entrepreneurship.

    48 Days to the Work You Love is not so much about finding a new job. It is more about learning who we are really called to be. According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery is ... (Goodreads)

  15. Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

    by Camille Pagán
    A woman's journey to create a life of her own design, and all the highs and lows that come with it.

    Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist—but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Jemima J

    by Jane Green
    A woman's journey to find self-acceptance and fulfillment in a world of expectations.

    Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better ... (Goodreads)

  17. Straight Man

    by Richard Russo
    A university professor's humorous journey of self-discovery as he navigates campus politics.

    William Henry Devereaux, Jr., spiritually suited to playing left field but forced by a bad hamstring to try first base, is the unlikely chairman of the English department at West Central Pennsylvania ... (Goodreads)

  18. Something Blue

    by Emily Giffin
    A woman navigates the intricacies of marriage, friendships, and career choices.

    Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: her beauty and charm. Her fiancé Dex. Her lifelong best friend Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. You'll Grow Out of It

    by Jessi Klein
    A collection of humorous essays about the author's journey from tomboy to womanhood.

    From Emmy award-winning comedy writer Jessi Klein,, You'll Grow Out of It, hilariously and candidly explores the journey of the 21st-century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Cinderella Pact

    by Sarah Strohmeyer
    Three friends create a pact to lose weight and find love, but their plan takes a dark turn.

    In this funny and big-hearted story by the author of The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, three best friends make a pact to transform themselves into the glamorous women they've always wanted to be. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Pursuit of Happiness

    by Douglas Kennedy
    A man leaves his mundane life to travel the world, seeking happiness and fulfillment. But the journey is not without its challenges.

    Manhattan, Thanksgiving eve, 1945. The war is over, and Eric Smythe’s party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara, an independent, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now

    by Meg Jay
    Guidance for millennials on navigating the tumultuous decade of their twenties.

    Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But thirty is not the ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Best of Everything

    by Rona Jaffe
    Four young women navigate their careers and love lives in 1950s New York City.

    Before Valley of the Dolls and Sex and the City–the iconic novel of ambitious career girls in New York City When it was first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe's debut novel electrified readers who saw ... (Goodreads)

  24. Queen of Babble in the Big City

    by Meg Cabot
    A young woman's quest to make it in the big city, learning important life lessons along the way.

    Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement and looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in the universe (not necessarily in that order). When "Summer Fling" Luke uses ... (Goodreads)

  25. Born With Teeth

    by Kate Mulgrew
    Actress Kate Mulgrew's memoir of her life in Hollywood, including her struggles with family, love, and career.

    Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion

    by Elle Luna
    A guide to finding one's true calling and pursuing it with passion and purpose, rather than settling for societal expectations.

    There are two paths in life: Should & Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again, and every day. And we get to choose. Starting out or starting over, making a career change or making a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Lipstick Jungle

    by Candace Bushnell
    Three successful women navigate their careers, relationships, and personal lives in New York City's cutthroat fashion industry.

    In a way, Candace Bushnell's Lipstick Jungle picks up where her career-defining book Sex and the City left off, in the money-soaked, power-hungry, beauty-obsessed jungle that is New York City. This ... (Goodreads)

  28. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

    by Marian Keyes
    A woman's journey of self-discovery and romance, while trying to find her path in life.

    What happens when a psychic tells Lucy that she'll be getting married within the year? Her roommates panic! What is going to happen to their blissful existence of eating take-out, drinking too much ... (Goodreads)

  29. Mr. Maybe

    by Jane Green
    A young woman navigates through her love life, trying to find the perfect man. Along the way, she learns about herself and what she truly wants.

    To Libby Mason, Mr. Right has always meant Mr. Rich. A twenty seven-year-old publicist, she's barely able to afford her fashionable and fabulous lifestyle and often has to foot the bill for dates ... (Goodreads)

  30. Unfinished Business

    by Nora Roberts
    A woman returns to her hometown to confront her past and rekindle a romance with her high school sweetheart.

    Heartfelt reunions and second chances—don’t miss this classic story from #1, New York Times, bestselling author Nora Roberts! When she was sixteen, Vanessa Sexton had her life perfectly mapped out. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Fame

    by Karen Kingsbury
    A young singer's rise to fame is threatened by the temptations of the entertainment industry. Will she choose her faith or her career?

    A Dream Come True Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list—a successful, popular actor with a bright future. He has everything a man could want—fame, fortune, and friends. But his heart is ... (Goodreads)

  32. I Heart New York

    by Lindsey Kelk
    After a disastrous break-up, Angela Clark escapes to New York City to start anew and finds herself in a whirlwind of adventure and romance.

    Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, get ready for the summer debut of the year...When you're running away from a broken heart, there's only one place to go...Adjusting tiaras at the foot of the ... (Goodreads)

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