The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to
By Ann Shoket
- How to craft a career that's also a passion.
- How to get respect from a boss who thinks you're a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennial
- Why you need a "squad" of people who support you as you build your Big Life
- How a side hustle will make you smarter, hotter, and more in control of your destiny.
- Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess.
- How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your ambition. Written in Shoket's friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.
"Ann has always seen the power and potential in young women. The Big Life helps make all our dreams closer than ever." --Lauren Conrad, designer and New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Celebrate
"Ann is a phenomenal champion for women. She makes us all feel seen, heard and, most importantly, validated." --Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO series Insecure and New York Times Best Selling author of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl "Giving back is a crucial part of the Big Life for me and my generation. Ann shows us that we succeed when we help others succeed." --Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and founder of FEED
"Ann Shoket is a fresh and credible voice for a new generation of women leaders who are redefining success. With authority and wit, Ann guides young women who are already making their mark in unlocking The Big Life we promised them, and that they deserve." --Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer of Levo and author of Drop the Ball
"Our generation of women is changing the rules for work. This uncharted territory is both exciting and challenging--and we're lucky to have Ann Shoket as our guide in career, love and life. I wish I'd had this book when I was getting started!" --Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO of The Muse
"The Big Life is a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their bosses, and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do." - The New York Times
"As editor-in-chief of Seventeen, Ann Shoket helped to shape the millennial conversation. In this new book, she's counseling young women in search of the "Big Life" -- that elusive combo of professional success, love, work, ambition, money, etc. on their own terms. Includes fun chapters on working your side hustle and how to get respect from the boss who thinks you're just a lazy millennial." - The New York Post
"In her new book, the former editor-in-chief of Seventeen sees your 20something challenges--from figuring out your life's purpose to mastering tricky work meetings--then raises you to a whole new level of motivation" - Cosmopolitan
"In hashtag-inspiring prose, Ann's core message of being passionate about your vocation and friendships spans the gap between digital natives and their moms, making The Big Life a smart read for both." - O Magazine
"For readers who are eager to make a mark on the world...[The Big Life] provides a steady reading journey on how to get it all... It's jam-packed with fun and effective do-it-yourself must-tries...With a friendly tone and avid advice, this quick read will have readers amped up for that new life path faster than it takes to turn the page." - Booklist
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