Books

My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire MY SO-CALLED FREELANCE LIFE: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE AS A CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL FOR HIRE

Advice, anecdotes, irreverence, and everything else you need to ramp up and succeed as a creative worker for hire.

“I love this book! I’ve never had a 9-to-5 job, but it took me years to burn through my conditioning as a woman (that taught me my work wasn’t worth much), my conditioning as a Gen Xer (that taught me I shouldn’t take my work seriously), and my general fear of organization and success. My So-Called Freelance Life would have saved me half a decade of bumbling around. A must-read for established and hopeful creative professionals.”
– Ariel Gore, author of How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

“Michelle is a freelancing superstar, and this guide is packed with indispensable information and stories from the trenches. With advice on everything from handling missed deadlines with grace, to creating a killer portfolio, My So-Called Freelance Life will show you how to make your dream career a reality and help you feel like you’re not alone in going solo.”
– Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears, authors of The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business

The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the CubeTHE ANTI 9-TO-5 GUIDE: PRACTICAL CAREER ADVICE FOR WOMEN WHO THINK OUTSIDE THE CUBE

A humorous career guide for anyone who’s grown weary of the corporate hamster wheel and is looking for a better way to make a buck.

“Finally! A smart, fun handbook to the new world of work. Michelle Goodman provides both the toolbox and the inspiration women need to seize the job of their dreams.”
– Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Be Young

“This smart and savvy guide is for anyone who has commiserated over the water cooler about not having enough time for her art or writing, or wondered if she could be spending her days doing something more fulfilling.”
– Cynthia Shapiro, author of Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You To Know — And What to Do About Them