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Author: Ross McCammon Narrator: Tom Taylorson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781504635615
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Before he got a job at Esquire and before he became the etiquette columnist at Entrepreneur magazine, Ross McCammon was staring out a second ­floor window at a parking lot in suburban Dallas wondering if it was five o’clock yet. One phone call from Esquire changed everything.

This is McCammon’s honest, funny, and entertaining journey from impostor to authority—a story that begins with periods of debilitating workplace anxiety but leads to rich insights and practical advice from a guy who still remembers what it’s like to feel entirely ill-equipped for professional success. McCammon points out the workplace for what it is: an often absurd landscape of ego and fear guided by social rules that no one ever talks about. He offers a mix of enlightening and often self­-deprecating personal stories about his experience and clear, practical advice on getting the small things right—skills that often go unacknowledged—from shaking a hand to conducting a business meeting in a bar to navigating a work party.

Works Well with Others is an inspirational new way of looking at your job, your career, and success itself. It is an accessible guide for those of us who are smart, talented, and ambitious but don’t quite feel prepared for success … or know what to do once we’ve made it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Works Well with Others features some of the best, most pertinent in-the-trenches advice I’ve ever read, the type of crucial guidance that’s mysteriously never taught in schools…Invaluable book. And funny as hell..”

    Nick Offerman, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A funny guide to help the introverted become extroverts without becoming jerks. Indispensable.”

    Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Most career advice books are full of platitudes and false promises. Ross McCammon has broken that mold. I dare you to read this without laughing frequently and applying his tips immediately.”

    Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author

  • “For tactical assistance in how to get a nicer office, Ross McCammon has written Works Well with Others…a workplace-etiquette guide for people with no patience for office politics…McCammon has amassed an arsenal of tips on how to get ahead.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Relentlessly funny and soberingly insightful.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Hilariously and helpfully…guides you along the path of acting like a professional.”


  • “How to achieve success in the workplace is the gist of this humorously effective handbook…McCammon’s lessons have the ring of universal applicability and honest truth. Read this delightful book, and relish its never-highfalutin approach.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Entrepreneur etiquette columnist McCammon writes for the uncertain person in everyone, providing simple instructions for everyday situations…Offers beneficial information in a delightful package.”

    Library Journal

  • “A handy how-to guide on cultivating and applying today’s most useful business skills…An effective amalgam of satire and practicality, McCammon’s functional playbook takes the guesswork and much of the mystery out of job searches and appropriate office etiquette.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An bestseller in Business Etiquette

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About the Author

Ross McCammon, senior editor at Esquire magazine since 2005, is responsible for the magazine’s coverage of pop culture, drinking, cars, and etiquette. He has edited Esquire’s “Dubious Achievement Awards” and the long­-running annual feature the Best Bars in America. He writes the monthly feature the Rules and is a frequent contributor to the magazine’s back ­page humor section This Way Out. For three years he has been the business etiquette columnist at Entrepreneur magazine. His humor has been collected in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney’s Humor Category, edited by Dave Eggers.

About the Narrator

Tom Taylorson is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and Chicago-based actor with over a decade of stage experience. In that time he also built a voice-over career and now primarily works as a voice actor. Tom is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching voice-over for interactive media.