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The Myth of Making It by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
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Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780593448090

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“Samhita Mukhopadhyay is one of the smartest voices we have on gender, power, capitalist exploitation and the entrenched inequities of the workplace.”—Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad

“With acuity, humor, and admirable candor, Samhita Mukhopadhyay delves beneath the buzzwords of workplace feminism to interrogate what it really takes for women to succeed, and why it matters we do.”—Radhika Jones, editor in chief of Vanity Fair

“’Samhita Mukhopadhyay comes neither to bury the girlboss nor to praise her. Rather, with vulnerability and grace, she peels back the curtain of glitz and glamour to get at the realities of ‘success’ for women today. This is the book about ambition and the workplace that I’ve been waiting for: idealistic and practical, sensitive and brutally honest all at once. High-powered jobs may not live up to their promise, but this book can help us to let go of individualistic dreams and create freer, happier collective realities.”—Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back

“A reexamination of the many falsehoods, misconceptions, and outright delusions about female ambition and professional achievement. This book is—most importantly—a path away from individualistic hustle culture and toward a more holistic view that frames a good and successful life as one led by purpose, rich in community, and grounded in love. If you’re burned out or simply asking ‘is this it?’ pick up this book.”—Jill Filipovic, author of OK Boomer, Let’s Talk

“The Myth of Making It is a 21st century take on workplace feminism. If you’ve been wondering why your work life is deeply important to you but feels so unsatisfying, you need to read this book.”—Ann Friedman, co-author of Big Friendship

“Relatable, smart, funny, personal, incisive, and much needed. Mukhopadhyay draws connections between the past and the present and raises questions about not just how we think of work today but how we might want to reorient ourselves towards it in the future.”—Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel

“Finally, a fresh, irresistible take on our changing relationship to work and its relationship to everything else in our lives. More than myth busting, this book frees us from the false choices and false narratives of the past, giving us permission and inspiration to shape the future.”—Ai-jen Poo, president of National Domestic Workers Alliance

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