December 19th, 2006
Welcome to Installment II of the Procrastinator’s Gift Guide.* Remember, those who dole out prezzies after the new year aren’t late — they’ve just made a concerted effort to have their holiday gifts stand out from the pack.
Today’s installment of the gift guide features some of our top lit picks for anti-nine-to-fivers:
The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube. I think you’ve heard of this one by now. If not, see what two Very Important Authors had to say about this impending classic. (Sorry, my publisher put my up to that.)
amBITCHous. Written by the founder of the Women’s Business Alliance, this brand-spanking-new book is for women who want to make more money, nab their fantasy career (without feeling like an imposter!), and learn to better juggle their professional and personal lives. Sign me up.
Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women. Who says successful careerwomen make crappy domestic partners? (Yeah, Michael Noer — I’m talking to you.) According to author Christine Whelan, “Smart, successful women marry at the same rates as all other women, and once married, they have children at the same rates as well.”
This Is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America’s Best Women Writers. The brainy backlash continues. Not only can women balance a career with getting laid and finding love, many women choose to read stories about something other than accessorizing and, well, getting laid and finding love.
A subscription to your favorite quasi-escapist yet undeniably brainy women’s indie pub. Perfect for your morning commute or midweek lunch hour. Not sure which to pick? May we suggest Bust, Bitch, Swivel, or Venus — all downright enjoyable, not to mention inspiring.
*As always, special thanks to Traci for helping put together this list.