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Library JournalFreelance editor and writer Goodman draws on her decade's worth of self-employed experiences and mistakes in this collection of practical suggestions and entrepreneurial tips for women trying to "flee the cube." Chapters are divided by thematic section, complete with quotes from other self-employed women and references to other books, and conclude with a short "Action Plan" and three- to five-item checklists culled from the text. While Goodman's tone and word choice are often a bit saucy, the first six chapters offer solid, if not overly detailed, suggestions for breaking into one's dream field, combining full-time and part-time gigs, working at home, and being in charge of one's own scheduling and bookkeeping. The final two chapters, although somewhat randomly placed, nonetheless furnish concrete advice for setting up one's own nonprofit organization and finding work that includes travel. Appendixes provide information on negotiating and doing temp work, and the bibliography lists business, legal, and financial titles for "fempreneurs." The result is both inspiring and grounded and has much to offer for its reasonable price. Although some information would benefit readers of either gender, the tone and approach will likely receive the best response from its intended audience. Recommended for all public libraries.
—Sarah Statz Cords