I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

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I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

By Kate White

HarperBusiness, Hardcover, 9780062122124, 368pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012


Kate WhiteNew York Times bestselling author, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan for fourteen years, and motivational speakershares her gutsy secrets to success in this witty, straight-talking new career guide for women.

Whether you've just settled into your first work cubicle and have no clue how to go after the success you crave, or you've already got a sweet little office but you aren't sure how to take your career to the next level, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This gives you all the secrets you need to become a success, go big with it, and then savor every second. It is jam-packed with insider strategies, interviews with women at the top of their game, and Kate's advice from her own career running five major magazines (including one of the bestselling women's magazines in the world, Cosmopolitan). She hows you how to break out of the pack, master the learning curve, make bold moves, and, ultimately, have the career you've always lusted for!

Kate shares five secrets every woman needs to knowhow to:

Land a Job You're Truly Passionate About
Use "Bitch Envy" to Your Advantage
Radiate Confidence and Get Buzzed About (Without Worrying What Other People Think)
Ask for the Money You Wantand Get It
Manage Your Career and Not Just Your Job (It's a Whole Different Ball Game!)

But more than anything, Kate says, you have to go big or go homedo what's unexpected and always keep your career trajectory in mind. It might be tackling a project that no one else is taking on and nailing itthen making sure your boss knows it. Or it might be developing a "golden gut" that will help you to break the rules the right way, so you always end up shining. In I Shouldn't Be Telling You This, Kate White shares the kinds of secrets no boss is ever likely to spillall with her irreverent wit and candid style. You'll come away with the know-how you needand you'll feel as though you've just gotten up from a fabulously dishy lunch!

About the Author
Kate White, the editor-in-chief of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the novels "Hush" and "The Sixes", and the Bailey Weggins mystery series--"If Looks Could Kill"; "A Body to Die For"; "'Til Death Do Us Part"; "Over Her Dead Body"; and "Lethally Blond". White is also the author of popular career books for women, including "Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do". She lives in New York City.

Praise For I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

“White offers straight-shooting career advice to women at all stages of their professional lives…her advice is useful and delightfully no-nonsense. A smart, savvy guide for working women looking to climb the professional ladder and maintain positions of power.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“This is NOT your mother’s plodding, nose-to-the-grindstone, put-on-a-power-suit career guide. Kate White gives us her witty and wise secret sauce to fast-tracking your career, thinking big, having fun, getting the money you deserve--all while pursuing your passion.”
-Claire Shipman, ABC News Correspondent and co-author of Womenomics

“Kate’s fierce courage and determination make this book a witty, fun, and refreshingly blunt read for career women-teachers and CEOs alike!”
-Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host and author of Knowing Your Value

“I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This packs a powerful punch: Ms. White covers every possible topic the up-and-coming female executive will need to tuck into her Prada portfolio. This book should be on every career-minded woman’s bookshelf dog-eared and well read.”
-New York Journal of Books

I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is packed with practical lessons she’s learned over a long tenure as a leader.”
-Fast Company

“In this self-help tome, Cosmo’s former editor in chief combines the story of her own career path with interviews and research to impart sensible lessons about getting ahead in the world while still having a personal life…Whether you are a just-hatched college grad or a sacred elder in need of an occupational overhaul, Kate White can help.””
-USA Today