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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Penelope Trunk Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781400173655
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Post-baby boomer Generations X and Y make up about a third of the entire working populations, yet all of the business advice books on the market seem to be written by (and for) those in the middle of their careers. In terms of business advice, what is out there for the all-important age eighteen to thirty-four demographic? Brazen Careerist, a debut book by Penelope Trunk, seeks to answer all the questions that Generations X and Y many have.

Trunk gives anything-but-standard business advice that will help new generations of workers fly past their in-the-dark coworkers in the effort to get to the top. Her clear, in-your-face style lends itself perfectly to such advice as using office politics to your advantage or admitting to yourself that you need to change fields because you are not good at what you do. Containing forty-five tips and one rant, Brazen Careerist asserts that you must have a take-charge attitude and Machiavellian ethics in order to rise to the top of the business world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish.”

    Robert I. Sutton, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The No Asshole Rule

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 12/6/2010

    " Great writer. Practical advise. Hit pretty close to home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 8/29/2009

    " Some interesting suggestions on how to plan and manage your career. I highly recommend it. I would like to purchase the hard back version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 7/17/2009

    " I really enjoy the acerbic humour of Penelope Trunk's blog and so was disappointed that the sharp edges of her wit had been polished down in this book. Some interesting career advice, nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MJ | 6/9/2009

    " I definitely agree with her stance that being likable is more important than being competent in corporate America and that people best remember stories so use 'um in interviews and such. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/5/2008

    " This book was just what I needed. New Rules for Success is just what it provides as it takes the conventional career moves and spins them around. Get ready to say, 'No way I'm not doing that' and then turn around and say 'Ok fine, I'm in. What can I lose?'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 2/7/2008

    " so far, i am intrigued...
    it is a bit eerie how a lot of penelope's main points are things i talk with students about on a regular basis. she does have a knack for making them sound harsher, though! i have yet to get to some of the more controversial points... i will report back! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rochelle | 11/21/2007

    " Hmmm a lot of re-iterating the same ideas -- some of which seem to be common knowledge for those of us who have interviewed, quit, got fired, and navigated through the social ladder at work. Best comment - "You get ahead by being liked!" "

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About the Author

Penelope Trunk is a columnist at the Boston Globe. Her syndicated column has run in more than a hundred publications, including the Wall St. Journal’s Career Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

About the Narrator

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.