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JENNIFER ROMOLINI discusses her book WEIRD IN A WORLD THAT'S NOT

Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures (HarperBusiness)

Are you “awkward?” Do you often feel like a spiky misfit at work? Does overthinking, anxiety and crippling self-doubt stand between you and the path to success? Have you taken so many wrong turns that it feels like you’ll never find the way forward, towards a truly rewarding career?

Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures, Jennifer Romolini’s wise, witty, and straight-talking how-to, asserts that being outside-the- norm and achieving real, high-level success are not mutually exclusive, even if the perception of the business world often seems otherwise, even if it seems like only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward.

In this indispensable guide designed for oddballs, the popular speaker, former editor-in- chief of HelloGiggles, and self-professed weirdo shares essential information about navigating the workforce when you’re unconventional — and retaining your authenticity in the process. Romolini is an outsider who’s been there and done it; she started her career late, climbed the New York media ladder and, in just a few years, went from being a broke, divorced, college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world. As her inspiring story demonstrates, outliers are more than capable of excelling in the conventional business world, where weirdness can actually serve as an asset rather than a handicap.

Part memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That's Not provides relatable, practical advice for readers at any stage in their careers. With real-life anecdotes and challenges interwoven throughout, this invaluable manual addresses a range of situations, including:

  • Discovering the career that’s right for you
  • Acing an initial interview and how to rebound if you don’t get the job;
  • Surviving intense office politics;
  • Knowing how and when to leave a sh*tty job;
  • Becoming a great leader when managing people is often the worst;
  • Staying true to who you are while accomplishing all of the above.

Jennifer Romolini is the former editor-in- chief and Vice President of Content at HelloGiggles, a site for millennial women founded by actress Zooey Deschanel. She was previously the editor-in- chief of Yahoo Shine, the deputy editor of Lucky Magazine, and held editorial positions at Time Out New York and Talk Magazine. She lives in Los Angeles, California. 

Photo by Shaun Guckian

Event date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062472724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperBusiness - June 6th, 2017