1. I’m a conceited business snob.
I do think I’m pretty smart. I pick up a business book, page through it and think “Same-old, same old. Tell me something NEW.” I feel like everyone says the same thing, over and over, just in different ways. Hence? Not interested.
2. I’m star-struck.
As in OMG I’ve actually met and had conversations with the authors. Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker are well-respected women in my own industry and career of choice – and as far as I know, they don’t hate me. We’ve had coffee. I’ve crashed Clockwork parties. My husband danced with Nancy at their 10-year anniversary party. And they even tolerate endless pictures of my children on Facebook (again, as far as I know).
3. I really want to learn something new, but I have a short attention span.
I don’t have time to sift through all sorts of crap looking for the useful nugget. I trust Nancy and Meghan, therefore I have faith in this book. I trust I’m going to learn something new without wasting my very limited free time. Thank god, it’s about time I found a book like this.
4. They have good parties. And I am an excellent ass-kisser.
I don’t know why, I just wanted to say that. But I’m not just ass-kissing when I tell you how excited I am about this book. It’s also because….
5. We need to hear from more women who are the creative rock stars of our business.
Like @Nylons and @IrishGirl. And it’s time we start listening to them, dammit. And…
6. Someone saw me…
holding, loving and admiring my copy of the book and asked about it. I told him who wrote it and why I got it, and he said, “Get me one.” DAMN. That’s hot.
To be continued. Of course. Would you expect anything else from a conceited business snob such as myself?