Suzanne Skees

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Suzanne Skees's current social-mission book series is MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World, a collection of first-person narratives by taxi drivers, midwives, musicians, technologists, and more, across the U.S. and around the world.

Check out the book and get updates on myjobstories.org.

All author-proceeds from the book fund job-creation programs to end poverty.

Skees also works in international development as director of the Skees Family Foundation (skees.org), which supports innovative self-help programs in the U.S. and developing countries in education and job creation. Skees studied English literature (Boston College) and world religions (Harvard Divinity School) but has learned more from the school of personal mistakes and qui
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"This book is about so much more than jobs. The reader is treated to the life stories of 15 people and while we do learn about their jobs, more importantly, we get to hear about their lives that lead them to the jobs they currently hold and why they c" Read more of this review »
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"This was such an interesting book! I loved learning about how different cultures view their careers and how they balance the careers with their personal lives."
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"A fascinating look at a wide variety of people an the work they do and the lives they lead.
I highly recommend this book to all. It is well-written and introspective look at employment.
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Book 2 in the MY JOB series:

My Job: More People at Work Around the World, will publish in March. Building on the fifteen true stories of workers in Book 1, Book 2 follows people of all ages and walks of life in the U.S., Asia, Africa, Central America See Full Answer
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“I’m excited to announce that Book 2 of our series, My Job: More People at Work Around the World, is in production. Having met hundreds of people in fascinating jobs, I faced an enormous challenge in selecting the stories to include in Book 2 . . . but I believe this collection will surprise and delight you. It covers a range of jobs in the following sections:

Health and Recovery
Education and Finance
Agribusiness and Food Processing
Arts and Culture
Activism and Diplomacy
The book allows you to experience what it’s like to be an addiction-recovery counselor trained as a clown in London, an art teacher working with gang members in Chicago, a midwife working in rural villages in Guatemala, or a mobile-banking agent making her first million in Zambia.

Book 2 will take you places you’ve never been, from the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to a serene beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, and take you deep into the true stories of what it’s like to work at jobs as disparate as teaching a grieving widow to dance, to negotiating with a terrorist.

The book will publish in March and is available for preorder at Amazon.”
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