Sunday, August 24, 2014

Book Review: Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski

Knowing Your ValueKnowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thank you Mika!  Not only was this a wonderful idea for a book, but it was very well done.  By taking the time to share your personal struggle with being paid fairly, and then reporting on the struggles of other highly successful women, you have performed an invaluable service!

I laughed out loud as I recognized myself in some of your stories.  We women really can be our own worst enemies sometimes when it comes to receiving fair compensation for our work.  We think if we just work hard enough, they will come to us with a bucketful of money in thanks.  We agree to contracts way below what the fellas agree to, and we wonder why we can't pay our bills. 

The priceless Arianna Huffington quote on the jacket serves as a kind of thesis statement for the book: "Just look around and you'll see plenty of evidence that asking for what we want results not in the realization of our own worst fears but in getting what we want."  Amen!

Thanks for doing the looking around part for us, Mika. I shared this book with a niece as she was graduating from high school this year.  I hope she reads it.   

My two-page summary is available for free download here.

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