A woman who wants to be successful must make sacrifices, but how can she determine which ones she'll be happy with five, ten, twenty years from now?
Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe co-host and New York Times best-selling author of Knowing Your Value, has built a career on inspiring women to assess and then obtain their true value in the workplace. In her books and in her conferences, Mika gives women the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and their financial futures. But that is only the first step; once you know your value, you need to grow it -- both professionally and personally.
Drawing on deeply revealing conversations with powerful and dynamic women, input from researchers and relationship experts, and her own wealth of experience, Mika helps women pinpoint their individual definition of success. She advises her readers to define the "professional value" that encompasses their worth in the workplace, and the "inner value" made up of their core beliefs and goals.
Women can stop feeling overwhelmed, overscheduled, frantic, and forever guilty -- but only if they choose their objectives confidently and unapologetically, and focus their efforts accordingly. Mika encourages women to stop seeking the unobtainable "work-life balance," and instead pursue a life of honesty and authenticity, where career and home life combine rather than collide.
About the Author
Mika Brzezinski is a co-host of Morning Joe, an MSNBC anchor, author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Knowing Your Value, and Obsessed. and founder of the women's empowerment community, "Know Your Value". She also served as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is the mother of two daughters.
Susan Gregory Thomas is an author and journalist who has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Marie Claire, and many other national publications. She lives with her three children in Brooklyn.
Praise for Grow Your Value: An inspiring evaluation of the potentatial women have to create fully productive lives at work and at home.” Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Obsessed: "The writing is vivid and raw... Get the conversation going Obsessed does. And for that reason alone, it is an incredibly brave and important piece of writing." Fortune
Praise for Knowing Your Value: "A rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve." TheAtlantic.com
Praise for All Things At Once: A refreshingly pragmatic approach for the professional woman: don't wait to have children and don't let your job treat you like a bad boyfriend.” Publisher's Weekly
Filled with as much self-deprecating candor as self-congratulatory bromides, Brzezinski and coauthor Paisner nonetheless offer a realistically detailed portrait of the pitfalls to be avoided on one's professional and personal paths to success.” Booklist
Penetratingly honest... a straight-from-the-shoulder everywoman story, told with heart and verve. I loved it.” Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes and CBS News correspondent