Monday, October 20, 2014

One Person/Multiple Careers (Career Book)

Marci Alboher gives new meaning to the term “slasher.” In this case a slasher is not a character in a horror movie. Rather, it is a person with multiple careers. Even the title of the book is a slasher. “One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success;” “How ‘The Slash Effect’ Can Work for You.” This is not so much a how-to or inspirational book, as it is a book about identity. This is an “aha” book: “So, this is the direction my life is trying to take;” "So, this is who I am."

Marci Alboher describes both traditional and non-traditional slashers. Of course, she writes about the parent/career-person and the assorted artists/day-job workers. But, she also describes people who combine two or more unlikely careers. Some of the slashes complement one another, even if it is not first apparent. Other slashes are at odds but are an important part of a person’s life and identity. The book is filled with examples and contains practical advice.

One Person/Multiple Careers gives readers permission to be who they are, slashers. Instead of spending energy trying to choose an identity, they can spend their efforts making their unique combination work. This book is a “must read” for anyone who has been struggling too long with what they are going to be “when they grow up,” no matter what their age.

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