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The Big Life
256 pages; Rodale Books
A former Editor of Seventeen, Ann Shoket well knows how much things have changed for working women since the 9 to 5 era. In The Big Life, a provocative look at what it means to have it all now, she takes on the common complaint that millennials are too impatient on the job, advising readers to harness that restless energy. Forget about work-life balance, she says: "Piles of dirty laundry" and a "four-espresso-a-day habit" might just be the small price of professional success. In hashtag-inspiring prose, her 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.
— Juliana Kaplan