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Careering

Daisy Buchanan

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Sphere
16 June 2022
'So perceptive and wise about the media, privilege, the differing but equally troubling pressures that women of all ages face, while still being moving, laugh out loud funny, and inspiring. I loved it.' Louise O'Neill, author of Idol
'As she did with sex in her first novel, Insatiable, now Daisy Buchanan holds up a mirror to the changing way we work in the raw and relatable Careering' Red

'This thought-provoking, emotionally intelligent, hilarious, sexy and always sharp novel is a fabulous ride.' Daily Mail

'A witty tale of the toxic world of modern work' Independent

careering (verb)

1.

working endlessly for a job you used to love and now resent entirely

2.

moving in a way that feels out of control
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Imogen has always dreamed of writing for a magazine. Infinite internships later, Imogen dreams of any job. Writing her blog around double shifts at the pub is neither fulfilling her creatively nor paying the bills.

Harri might just be Imogen's fairy godmother. She's moving from the glossy pages of Panache magazine to launch a fierce feminist site, The Know. And she thinks Imogen's most outrageous sexual content will help generate the clicks she needs.

But neither woman is aware of the crucial thing they have in common. Harri, at the other end of her career, has also been bitten and betrayed by the industry she has given herself to. Will she wake up to the way she's being exploited before her protege realises that not everything is copy? Can either woman reconcile their love for work with the fact that work will never love them back? Or is a chaotic rebellion calling...

Hilarious and unflinchingly honest, Careering takes a hard look at the often toxic relationship working women have with their dream jobs.
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'The zeitgeisty read tackles the myth of the girl boss, with feelings of imposter syndrome, burnout and comparison rife throughout. Though entertaining - you can't help but cringe at some of the situations Imogen finds herself in - the novel takes a hard look at the very real challenges women still face in the workplace today. With the events of the last two years making many question what really matters in life, Buchanan leaves you with the reminder that whether you love or loathe your job, it doesn't define who you are or put a value on your self-worth.' Stylist

'A great great book. Daisy Buchanan has that special something that makes a wonderful popular fiction writer - acute observational skills, huge empathy and a perfect balance of light and
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Imprint:   Sphere
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9780751580204
ISBN 10:   0751580201
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daisy Buchanan is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. She has written for every major newspaper and magazine in the UK, from the Guardian to Grazia. She is a TEDx speaker, and she hosts the chart-topping podcast You're Booked, where she interviews legendary writers from all over the world about how their reading habits shape their work. Her other books include the non-fiction titles How To Be A Grown Up and The Sisterhood, and the novel Insatiable: A Love Story For Greedy Girls.

Reviews for Careering

Daisy Buchanan writes about all the chaos and conflict of being a young woman in a hard-edged, hard-faced world * Red * Full of brilliant characters, loveable chaos and a world of magazine nostalgia. If you've ever had a job suck your soul, even slightly, you'll love it. -- Emma Gannon Hilarious, acutely observant and completely engrossing -- Issy Suttie Hilarious, astute and full of human truths, Careering is a compelling and thoughtful read that every woman (and man) should have on their shelves. Buchanan portrays women and their lives better than anyone and I came out the other side feeling thoroughly broken and yet somehow stronger than before. -- Lucy Vine A love story about work, self-worth and modern womanhood, Careering is, quite simply, the funniest novel I've read all year. -- Nell Frizzell Blisteringly funny and painfully perceptive, with a warmth that radiates off the page, this book will speak straight to the heart of anyone who has ever felt like their own career is playing hard-to-get. Daisy has that magic gift, of capturing the nuance and detail of a very specific world in such a way that it feels universally, eternally relatable. It's a triumph. -- Lauren Bravo We are so ready for this book. Exploring the exhausting push-pull of trying to pin down a career you love but that doesn't love you back, Buchanan's book is set to capture the zeitgeist as so many of us question where we're at. * Stylist * Funny and warm but also so sharp on the struggles of women who want it all. Daisy's insight about being a woman trying to navigate life and desire is brilliant. -- Ayisha Malik Careering is an absolute triumph. Daisy has woven an astute tale of ambition and its place in women's lives, putting words to feelings I've had for age. How is it possible Daisy is so clever? This novel should be a must-read for everybody who has ever thought life will be better once their work rewards them. Spoiler: it won't, and this novel makes it feel ok. Unmissable. -- Laura Jane Williams Appallingly funny and ruthlessly honest, CAREERING shines a deeply human light on the exhausting highs and lows of life as a modern working woman. I loved it and related to just about every word. -- Rosie Walsh A witty tale of the toxic world of modern work * Independent * A hard look at the often toxic relationship working women have with their dream jobs. * Irish Times * Just as hilarious as her first [novel] * Stellar * As she did with sex in her first novel, Insatiable, now Daisy Buchanan holds up a mirror to the changing way we work in the raw and relatable Careering. * Red * Buchanan is a queen of acerbic wit and demonstrates an incredible talent for the dark comedy that so perfectly articulates the often poisonous power structures at play * Irish Times * Buchanan's real talent is writing sex. As in her debut novel, Insatiable, there's not a cringey metaphor in sight. The intimacy is so real that it feels a bit dirty to read it on the Tube - devour it at home instead * The Sunday Times * The zeitgeisty read tackles the myth of the girl boss, with feelings of imposter syndrome, burnout and comparison rife throughout. Though entertaining - you can't help but cringe at some of the situations Imogen finds herself in - the novel takes a hard look at the very real challenges women still face in the workplace today. With the events of the last two years making many question what really matters in life, Buchanan leaves you with the reminder that whether you love or loathe your job, it doesn't define who you are or put a value on your self-worth. * Stylist * This thought-provoking, emotionally intelligent, hilarious, sexy and always sharp novel is a fabulous ride * Daily Mail * An entertaining read that reminds us we've all got more in common than we think * Heat * Sexy, funny and insightful, a must for anyone who's ever worked in a creative environment. * Belfast Telegraph * Buchanan's incisive, sharp-witted novel has plenty to say about women's working lives. * Mail on Sunday * This is a fabulous and fierce take on womanhood in the workplace and the toxic relationship we can have with our vocation. * Magic Radio * An honest, raw account of being a working woman * The Sun *


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