First things first, I finished reading Little Black Book in the following time period: commuting to office, lunch break, commuting back from office. So the relevance of the book in a working woman’s life was hard-hitting. And throughout that particular day, I had recommended Otegha Uwagba’s book to at least 10 other woman, sitting at the desks adjacent to mine, with phrases such as “You’ve got to read this”, “I am sending you the Amazon link”, “This is everything you need to survive here”. Now you know what my review contains, nothing but praises and appreciation for this little black (rather pink) book of guidance written for every woman who is working hard to survive in this tough world of business. You can skip and go directly to the link at the end directing you to the shopping portal. *grins*
Since you are obviously still skeptical about my suggestion, I am going to break down the reasons behind the “awesomeness” of this book for you.
You should read this book if you are a woman …
…Who is working in the creative industry such as media, publishing, etc.
…Who enjoys her 9-to-5 job and is looking for ways to improve herself.
…Who is freelancing and needs to get her priorities straight.
…Who is currently in grad school, aspiring to make a fulfilling career in future.
Or if you are a reader who needs some mean, hardcore tips on sorting out your work life.
And if you are a man who knows a strong-minded, hard working woman, you need to gift this book to her.
Now why you should read this book if you fall into any of the above category :
Because the book has a no-nonsense, go-get-it style of writing. It does not preach or bore with life insights but gives it to you straight-up like your best friend or mom would do, without any unnecessary frivolities.
From obtaining the perfect work-life balance, to why you shouldn’t feel guilty about making your work and yourself a priority, this book says it all.
The author of the book, Otegha Uwagba, is the founder of Women-Who, a community created to help out and support fellow-creative working women. The toolkit she has created in the form of this book is hard-earned pieces of wisdom through her own experiences. Rest assured, you are in safe hands.
And not just the author, there are practical insights and workaround counsel from many more eminent ladies, that they have applied into their own lives. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Piera Gelardi are few of those amazing women who have answered the questions that have always bugged us.
How I felt after reading the Little Black Book :
Certain things in the book, like the advise to network properly and managing time when you are freelancing, have been particularly effective since I have already started applying them in my life. This tiny book fits perfectly in my bag and I mostly carry it around when I go to work and snatch little snippets of it in between my breaks; helps me feel more organized and sorted.
Publisher : 4th Estate
Pages : 128
Format : Paperback
Rating : 4.5 / 5
Get the book here.