Careering: 'I loved loved loved it' Marian Keyes

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Careering: 'I loved loved loved it' Marian Keyes

Careering: 'I loved loved loved it' Marian Keyes

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If anything, I felt this one tried to cover *too* many important millennial topics to its detriment? moving in a way that feels out of control*There's a fine line between on the right track and coming off the rails.

Relatable to every woman who has been disillusioned by their toxic job and bullied by their knobhead boss. After devoting the best part of her career to Panache magazine, Harri is gutted when she doesn’t get the Editor role she’s always dreamed of. But don’t worry if you’re not an ambitious career woman (hi 👋), it’s still just a brilliant and often hilarious read! Appallingly funny and ruthlessly honest, Careering shines a deeply human light on the exhausting highs and lows of life as a modern working woman. During my time at uni, instead of going to lectures which could have actually enriched my mind, I spent many solitary weeks untangling necklaces inside dingy fashion cupboards and feeling sick at the thought of asking editors what they needed me to do next.For me, one of the best elements of the book is portraying plural women with diverse dreams, experiences, and characteristics, showing how the corporate world can affect us at any given moment of our journey. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Harri, at the other end of her career, has also been bitten and betrayed by the industry she has given herself to. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.

there’s also some great (and to me, very relatable) commentary on the class and financial inequities that come with working in the media industry, and also the struggle of being a working class 20-something living in london. However, somewhere along the way, the story lost its original momentum and that is where I also lost my enthusiasm. Careering is a compelling and thoughtful read that every woman (and man) should have on their shelves. It is not all so perfect, however, as the prose reads like a Netflix original series plagued with cringe phrases and POV switches that allowed little depth to be added to the story or its characters - that, may I add, were easy to root for despite this, as a woman who understands the pressures faced.The slightly cringeworthy humour put me off this to begin with, but I eventually fell into the main characters and their relatable dual storylines of extreme burnout, crushing creative self doubt, and the bubble burst realisation that your ‘dream job’ might not be such a dream after all. Daisy really shows both sides of the story so well- especially with the comparison of Louise, another young woman working with Imogen whose biggest concern is her dad no longer paying her extortionate rent if she doesn’t make something of herself. I found this book super fun, engaging, and almost inspiring in reminding you to pursue your dreams and be yourself in a world of absurd chaos.

A great exploration of relationships with ourselves, our families, our colleagues, our past and futures, our careers, our dreams, our voices. Writing her blog around double shifts at the pub is neither fulfilling her creatively nor paying the bills. Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here. I did really enjoy the fist half and the encouraging positive message for women, but I couldn't maintain that interest for the duration of the book. One of the most poignant threads throughout the novel is this idea of ‘The Girl’ as someone who’s wearing designer clothes and getting regular beauty treatments, when the reality for many 18-35 year old women trying to make it in London is living in a mouldy bedsit eating beans on toast!Careering certainly feels like there is a lot more depth to it than Insatiable and whilst I loved Daisy Buchanan's writing in Insatiable, I loved it even more in her second novel. Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. This is such a warm and witty look at the toxic relationship we can have with our jobs, at whatever stage of our careers we find ourselves. Buchanan does an amazing job at bringing this all to light within this Novel, but the quick POV changes were at times a little confusing and make some of the narrative jumpy, but this is a fast read!

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