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Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success

2.74  ·  Rating details ·  685 ratings  ·  168 reviews
I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn’t one right answer. The only person who can create a life you’ll love is you.
 
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Portfolio
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Lauren Cecile
May 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Zero stars!
Thumbed through it at Barnes & Noble. How insulting for an heiress to compile a list of sentiments from other people and call it an instruction book for working women.
The idea that she can be inspiring or motivating is absurd and I can't imagine who would plunk down $25 for this simplistic, disingenuous, cut 'n' paste tripe.
Really!? An American "aristocrat" who can snap her fingers or ring a bell to have anything done for her (including raise her kids), has advice for the "everyw
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Samantha Londer
May 03, 2017 marked it as thats-a-no-from-me-dawg
Step 1: Be born extremely rich

The end.
The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
Apparently those intellectually and morally challenged individuals who gave this contemptible piece of shit between two covers are also ones who voted for the Orange Cretin currently sullying the White House.

Therefore I have no time, respect, patience, or any other emotion/feeling/sentiment for their views that attempt to justify Ivanka's book, or even her taking up space on the planet better occupied by cockroaches.

The book, by the way, is an utter joke.

UPDATE! I left a longer and more detail
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Moonlight Reader
This is really nothing more than my unedited ramblings that someone like Ivanka Trump had the temerity to publish a book called "Rewriting the Rules for Success."

Honey, you didn't "rewrite" anything. In order to need to rewrite the rules for success, that would imply that some sort of rules actually applied to you. Au contraire - you've never been subject to "rules" in your entire life. A better title for this book would be "Billionaire Daughters Who Benefit: Suspending, Evading and Transcending
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Laima
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-ever-ever

I thought this book was all about women who actually work, you know, like her nanny, chef, housekeeper, chauffeur, gardener, assistant and maid.

Oh ... wait.

Nope. It isn't!!!
Susan E
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-for-me
Let's be realistic for a moment. Ms. Trump is a celebrity. She is very good at being famous, and wealthy, and being part of a business-focused family. The idea that she faces the same challenges as most working parents is laughable. Rewriting the rules for success? Is that even possible when you can afford to have other people take care of your family while you create clothing accessories that are appealing mostly because of your famous name? If Ms. Trump had been an hourly worker trying to surv ...more
Diane Yannick
May 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
In order to rate this book I have to admit that I read it. Not easy to do but there you have it. What Ivanka has managed to do successfully is write the textbook for white entitlement. Yet, she doesn't have any idea because she simply loves her own repetitive, cliched voice. She hasn't the slightest notion that she isn't speaking to a captive audience enthralled with every morsel that comes out of her golden mouth.

It's all about women "architecting" their own lives. The use of that word is as f
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Clumsy Storyteller
May 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stay-away-shelf
Thank you Ivanka, we appreciate your "Hard work" in googling inspirational quotes.
Stephanie
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-no-please-no
A slap in the face insult to intelligent, hard working women everywhere, this is the literary equivalent of those awful cheap looking knockoff "designs" she peddles. Meaningless platitudes from someone who knows less than nothing about actually working for anything, and who has the self awareness of a blob of chewed gum.
Tj Borders
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was obviously written by someone who never had to actually do any of the things she offers advise on. Being handed her career, with no promotions needed, seriously. If not for stealing other people's quotes, there would be nothing worth reading here.
Kristen Jiannotti
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Originally, I was not going to write a review on this book simply because I felt as though people would harass me. However, the reviews that it is currently getting are not positive, and I would like to give my opinion for those who actually don't care that she is the President's daughter.

Anybody has the reason to be skeptical of this work simply because she was raised privileged. However, she never once denies that she had resources growing up. Her mother was a developer of real estate and her
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Tim
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Great book ! Everyone should read this book. I saw a lot of Hate filled negative comments. What hate filled hypocrites and bigots they are.
Joellen
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Ivanka's voice in this book. She is passionate about the "multidimensional woman" who has varying interests in family, career, and hobbies.
I loved that she addressed full time working women to stay at home mommas and everything in between.
Her whole message was to promote women doing what's best for their individual lives.
I found her authentic and very inspiring. As a woman who would love to one day have a small creative business, I picked up many tips and will probably be referencing
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Shawna
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Don't give this woman any more money what could she possibly know about the real world?
CatBookMom
May 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
WARNING: This is a bit of a political rant. I do not support Ms Trump or any of her family. I did not read this book.

This is a self-help book, all right; helping Ms Trump's profits. Her idea of success involves many millions more dollars than most of the women in the US earn. She doesn't take care of her kids, she doesn't drive to work; she has a TEAM.
Ivanka describes how much she valued having a standing Wednesday lunch date with her daughter before she started kindergarten. “She came into the
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Ilya
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: burn-instead
What the fudge do you know about working?
Rain Zschech
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. The trump hate is strong on goodreads. So many people talking about how terrible ivanka is, how much this book sucks, and how she obviously knows nothing about work.... then they admit they havent even read the book. Keeping it classy goodreads.
Vowelor Books
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Women Who Work is Ivanka Trump's second book in which she talks about various subjects from finding opportunities to negotiating; from shuffling career to starting companies and much more. The complete name of this inspiring book is Women Who Work: Rewriting Rules for Success by Ivanka Trump, the daughter of American President Donald Trump.

In her book Women Who Work, Ivanka Trump gives insights on managing work and family together which is a major issue in the life of Women who work. Ivanka has
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RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
Aloha,

Many of these reviews are from haters. I am a proud Trump Supporter, GOP, and mix gal!
If you that much venom and ill will hate for us conservatives gals, then do not read books by conservatives gals.

I only gave it 4 stars because some people she use for quotes I do not like. Regardless, I understand why she did. This book gives hope and guidance to reach our dreams. It reminds us what is truly important in life and values of family. If your a liberal gal who does not have that nasty hate
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K. A. O'Neil
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fuck-this-book
She's using her name to sell you garbage.
Jessica Jones
For the extremely wealthy, white, blonde, thin, power-hungry and out of touch Ivanka to write a book about success is a slap in the face to real working women. She is pretentious, and is actively playing a part in a Republican war on women. There is nothing she can teach women other than being an example of a truly horrible person.
Whatever she does, please do the opposite so that our planet and our humanity have a chance for survival.
Brit ☾
Jun 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very appalling, it was mostly bits and pieces of other works and inspirational work quotes.. none of this book was Ivanka's own words and it did not hold anything I can use and apply to my own work career! I had high expectations and was let down.
Jamie King
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
this is an apolitical self-help book aimed at female entrepreneurs, specifically mothers
Allie Oosta
Yes, I read this. I bought a **used** copy for our book club--we were fascinated by the fact that it was immediately heralded as "very vapid" (it didn't disappoint).

My primary criticisms:

1. Trump implies, on more than one occasion, that individual women and their choices/behaviors are impeding their ability to succeed in the workplace--this stands in the way of the true work that needs to be done to address the systemic and cultural sexism. While the very last section of the book references the
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Steven Struhl
May 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
The cliche ridden ramblings of the completely spoiled and dishonest offspring of a family of great wealth. This woman's head is filled with something fouler, yet lighter than air. Just open to any page to learn how being born with millions is the key to becoming wealthy, at least when added to copious amounts of dishonesty with others and oneself. Think of all the downtrodden women working in Asian sweatshops producing Ivanka-wear while reading it as well. Empowerment!
Donna Hines
I feel Ivanka is a strong, intelligent, leader, and business savy woman. I think she speaks eloquently and writes about how she views the life she has lead to this point.
However, I also feel because of her name it's helped her to brand herself and enabled her more opportunities to seek higher positions, wealth, and leadership roles in opening her own business deals.
We all know by now how Ivanka noted she would step down once her now President and father went into office. Yet it seems that has no
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Ania
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book for me is on par with Amy Poehler's 'Yes Please' because instead of painting women as the 'victims of the patriarchy' Ivanka is honest about attitudes toward working women today, which are largely positive (in developed countries where SJWs mostly come from) but just need a little refining. For example, she clearly shows how the wage gap is a myth with information such as that women ask for raises and promotions 86% less often than their male counterparts and men apply for jobs that th ...more
Authentikate
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Reads like a giant pat on the back of the privileged. Self-congratulatory, this collection of banal platitudes is confusing in that the author clearly doesn't know who her readers are. The vast majority of "women who work" could not relate to this marketing scheme cum policy position Ms. Trump espouses. For that reason, this book is tone deaf and so earnestly tone deaf I'm left wondering who the heck she thought her audience would be? The notion Ms. Trump truly understands the trials and challen ...more
Meagan Gilbert
May 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
I really loved that right when you open the book you can smell equal parts nepotism and bullshit. Highly recommend for billionaires and anyone who wants to have their eyes burned out of their sockets courtesy of her flaming hypocrisy.
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Ivanka Marie Trump is an American businesswoman, socialite, heiress, and fashion model. The daughter of Ivana and Donald Trump, she is Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the The Trump Organization. Before joining the family business she worked for Forest City Enterprises, and joined forces with Dynamic Diamond Corp., a diamond trading company sightholder, to design and i ...more
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