Weird in a World That's Not
From outsider and misfit to running the world's most successful websites for women, Jennifer Romolini offers a frank, funny and thoroughly original take on how to get and keep the job you want.
A former dropout and 'failure', Romolini knows better than most how to keep your sense of humour and sense of self as you climb the ladder, face down sexism and trolls, self-consciousness, insecurity and self-doubt on the road to success.
Romolini has built a remarkable career speaking to women. Starting out as an awkward 20-something, she navigated her way through New York media and became a boss - editor-in-chief, editorial director and vice president - all within little more than a decade. In Weird In A World That's Not, she 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 and it appears only office-politicking extroverts are set up for reward.
Part career memoir, part real-world guide, Weird in a World That's Not offers relatable advice on how to achieve your dreams, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Romolini helps you face down your fears, find a career that's right for you, and get and keep a job. She tackles practical issues and offers empathetic, clear-cut answers to important questions like how to navigate the awkwardness of networking, office politics, how to be a boss not just a #boss? And, most importantly: How do I do all this and stay true to who I really am?
Authentic, funny, and moving, Weird in a World That's Not will help you tap into your inner tenacity and find your path, no matter how offbeat you are.
Jennifer Romolini is the editor-in-chief and vice-president of content for HelloGiggles.com, one of the fastest growing websites for millennium women. Founded by actress Zooey Deschanel, under Romolini's stewardship Hello Giggles has grown nearly 500 per cent - from 3 million readers to 17 million. Romolini was formerly the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Shine, then the world's largest site for women (with 42 million readers and 500 million page views a month). A veteran of the publishing business for 15 years, she's held editorial positions at Lucky Magazine, Glamour, TimeOut New York, Talk Magazine and others. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post and Boston Magazine.