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Elliott Bay Books–Thursday

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Well, it’s been almost a year since “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl” came out.  Yowie.

And there is one more big blast of a book promotion event coming up:  this Thursday, Feb. 25th, at Elliott Bay Books in downtown Seattle.  It’s going to be even bigger and better than usual because friend and fellow author Shari Storm (“Motherhood is the New MBA“) will be there too!

Here’s the scoop: 

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25th
WHERE:  Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S. Main St. Seattle

Have you ever been to an event at Elliott Bay Books?  This is one of your very last chances to see and shop Elliott Bay’s original “historic” location in Pioneer Square (they’re moving to Capitol Hill in March).   We plan to make it special with wine, prizes, networking, and plenty of jobs/career talk. 

Come early (or stay late) and check out the big sale EBB is having on used books (60% off!).  If you get hungry, you can have a bite at the yummy Elliott Bay Café.

Books, food, wine, fellowship.  Sounds like a pretty nice Thursday happy hour.  Driving directions here.

Gifts For Career Women

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Working Girl has long thought that her humble book (“The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use“) makes an excellent gift.

It’s unbreakable, easy to mail, and inexpensive.  It will never go out of style.  It’s the perfect pick-me-up for that woman you know who’s just starting a career, or who’s “between jobs,” who’s discouraged about the job she has, or who’s getting back into the job market after being away. 

So it was pretty darn nice to learn that Marie Claire magazine agrees!  “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl” was just selected, along with 15 other products, as an ideal “gift for the working girl.”  Check out the article

Thanks, Marie Claire.  That was cool. 

P.S.  Plus, what other gift can you actually use yourself before giving to someone else?  Sure, go ahead, read it and gift it.  (Just don’t be eating Cheetos or chocolate while reading…..)

All About The Book & More

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Here’s a very tardy link to an interview Working Girl did with Working Girl One and Working Girl Two.

Uh huh, that’s lots of working girls but go over there and you’ll see you won’t be confused at all.  There’s lots of great questions from them and some pretty darn honest answers from yours truly.


Fab Graduation Gift Idea

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Had to share this email from lovely friend Linda:

Just a note to let you know how much I’m enjoying your book.  (I’m reading it before I give it to my niece for her graduation.)

I’ve decided to tuck a dollar bill in each chapter before I give it to her.  Thought you’d enjoy this fun idea….

Yes, that IS a fun idea, Linda!  So fun am passing it along to everyone…..

Working Girl Chats With Women

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Meaning, WG was on the renowned Chat with Women radio show today. 

Check it out here.

Morning Wake Up Call

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

7 a.m.  Pre-tea.  Banana smoothie in blender.  Oat bran in microwave.  Seattle Times on countertop.  Looking forward to breakfast and paper, in that order.

While microwave hums, scan front page, above fold.  Ho hum.  Turn paper over.  What the……?

There, on the very bottom of the front page, is a photo of Working Girl.  WG says, “!”  Tagline says, Story on page B-6.   And here it is:

Karen Burns Dishes on Her Book, The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl,” by Blythe Lawrence

In other news this week:

After 59 Jobs, a Book for Working Girls (and Boys),” by Jay Friedman of the Seattlest.

Time to Reinvent Your Career? Two Events That Can Help,” by Michelle Goodman of NWJobs.  Michelle has two books of her own, “The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube” and “My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire.”  Both are on WG’s bookshelf; both are worthwhile.

Kirkland, Meet Working Girl,” by Janis Rabuchin of the Kirkland Weblog.

A Word From Kirkland

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Kirkland, Working Girl’s very own village, has its very own blog, the Kirkland Weblog

And the current post  is all about WG and, unsurprisingly, The Book

You may want to look around and admire our town blog.  Every town should have one.

Working Girl Reveals All

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Well, maybe not all.  But some! 

Check out these two revealing Q&As just posted in the blogosphere today:

Q&A #1:
Ronnie Ann runs a fun and smart blog over at Work Coach Café.  Go there for good sound insight about the world of work.  Ronnie Ann knows whereof she speaks because she’s had even more jobs than Working Girl!  (Scary.)  Anyway, today she’s posted a Q&A.  Wherein both WG and RA had more fun than is maybe decent in the workplace.  You will, too.  

Q&A #2
If you are interested in writing and being a writer, you should be reading Writeononline.  It’s just a nice place to be.  Today, there’s a quick interview with Working Girl all about how “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl” turned from an idea into a book.  Read and be…..amazed.  Then stick around and check out the Newsletter.

This just in:
Another interview today with the lovely Melissa Wadsworth over at her dreamy site.

Working Girl's Face on Facebook

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Working Girl now has a “fan page” on Facebook.  It’s got fun updates and photos and backing and forthing and whatnot.

Check it out!

Full disclosure:  WG would not have such a lovely page if it weren’t for the wondrousness of friend and social media mentor Charlene Kingston at Crow Information Design.  Thank you, Charlene, for the, um, nudging…….AND for the actual material assistance. 

(Yes, that’s right, people, Charlene pretty much put up the entire page herself.  Working Girl contributed the dithering.)

The Big Book Launch

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

It happened this weekend. Two launches, one Friday, one Saturday. We sold out of books both nights! Here are a couple pix:

WG with fabulous & beloved writers' group

WG with fabulous & beloved writers' group

Working Girl signing books.  Yes, it WAS fun.

Working Girl signing books. Yes, it WAS fun.