Rebel, rebel

May 21st, 2007

Everything JerseyHere we go! New Jersey (my old stomping ground)represents. The daily Newark Star-Ledger ran a Q&A with me in this Sunday’s paper. I especially love how they call me “rebellious.” Here’s the intro to the piece:

Business Books: Ex-wage slave talks rebellion

It’s an all-too-common scenario that plays out in many offices: The broken-down executive assistant, overworked law clerk, bored beauty editor or cynical manager intently watches the time on her computer screen, while begrudgingly finishing up an assignment she deems mundane and unfulfilling.

It’s a far cry from the visions she had for herself ages ago in her early 20s.

Whether an office gofer or a first-time manager on the rise, women with a creative edge ponder the same question: Is this it?

Newark-born, Livingston-raised and former Manhattan “wage slave” Michelle Goodman took matters into her own hands in the early ’90s and set out on a journey west to mold her career to fit her personality.

With a few cuts and bruises along the way, Goodman, a successful freelancer whose articles have appeared in Salon and the Seattle Times, has survived to tell her story and the stories of other women who have made the transition from work drones to “homepreneurs” and “fempreneurs.”

Goodman’s book, “The Anti 9 to 5 Guide” is an action plan lined with inspiration and humor for women ready to get a side gig or take the permanent leap “outside the cube.”

The Seattle-based author, who interned at The Star-Ledger in the summer of 1989, talked to the newspaper about women’s quest to feed their hunger for creativity, while making money.

You can read the whole (HTML tag-challenged) interview here.

Entry Filed under: Anti 9-to-5 media blitz

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Lynn  |  May 22nd, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Oh boy, ‘HTML tag-challenged’ is the right way to describe that page, hehe.

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