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  • Published: 28 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439678
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

How to Work Without Losing Your Mind




A hilariously honest and practical guide for women balancing success and sanity

A painfully honest, hilarious and relatable guide to surviving the hell of the nine-to-five, helping you navigate the real, messy, stressful and sometimes bizarre side of work that everyone experiences but no one talks about.

Drawing on her time working in both giant corporations and scrappy startups, Cate Sevilla is a voice of reason, guiding you through every shitstorm you'll ever face, whether you're:

- feeling overwhelmed by your workload
- trying to get out of a job you hate
- battling a micromanager who seems determined to destroy you
- struggling to stay motivated
- or bouncing back from failure

How to Work Without Losing Your Mind will replace the G&T at the end of your day. It'll be your tonic to a long, hard working week, where you've cried in the office loos and are wondering what to do next.

  • Published: 28 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241439678
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Praise for How to Work Without Losing Your Mind

An invaluable guide to surviving professional life. Cate Sevilla is insightful, inventive and so supportive

Viv Groskop, author of How to Own the Room

A brutally honest, beautifully practical guide for anyone reassessing their priorities in work and life. This book is a masterclass in swerving burnouts and resetting boundaries

Lucy Clayton, author of How to Go to Work

Explored with huge heart and unending empathy, I implore every millennial and gen Z woman to read this, whether they're at the start of their career or its zenith

Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

A timely and provocative book that is at once empathetic about the challenges work presents and empowering on how to overcome them

Bruce Daisley, author of The Joy of Work

Entertaining and practical; moving and funny and, most importantly, a helping hand from someone who's been through it

Emma Gannon, Sunday Times bestselling author

A frank, funny and kind guide on how to turn a job into a career

Ailbhe Malone, Editor, The Strategist UK

A thought provoking and practical guide to the ever evolving world of work, Care Sevilla's words feel particularly comforting and clarifying during these uncertain times

Yomi Adegoke, co-author of the bestselling Slay in your Lane

Oh, how I wish I'd had this book 10 years ago! Cate gives both the sympathetic hug and the firm shake by the shoulders that so many of us need to navigate the world of work right now. It's hilarious and helpful with so many on-point insights that you'll wonder if she's been reading your Slack messages (she hasn't)

Lauren Bravo, author of How To break Up With Fast Fashion

Fearless and funny! If you feel like work is getting or letting you down Cate is here to give you a hug and offer you practical advice. All of our careers are now full of change and uncertainty and Cate's book will help you to take control and look after rather than lose your mind!

Sarah Ellis, author of the Sunday Times bestselling book The Squiggly Career

This is a useful, smart, thoughtful and beautifully written exploration of a subject that affects us all, but we know so little about... I do not use this word lightly but Cate's brilliant book is GENUINELY EMPOWERING!

Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be an Adult and Sisterhood

I wish I'd read it before ever entering an office and I 100% hope anyone who ever has to manage me reads it

Flo Perry, author of How to Have Feminist Sex

I can't think of a better time than the darkness of a covid winter to sit down with this wonderful book and re-assess your relationship to work. Cate Sevilla has a wisdom about the working world that is rare in its depth and sensitivity. She can teach you how to fix a bad work situation--or to spot when it's time to walk away. Her book will teach you how to survive at work without sacrificing your soul - from dealing with bad communication, awful managers, and impending burnout, to setting boundaries and getting organised. Everyone who works has to read this book

Hannah Jewell, Washington Post

I can't think of a better time than the darkness of a covid winter to sit down with this wonderful book and re-assess your relationship to work. Cate Sevilla has a wisdom about the working world that is rare in its depth and sensitivity. She can teach you how to fix a bad work situation--or to spot when it's time to walk away. Her book will teach you how to survive at work without sacrificing your soul - from dealing with bad communication, awful managers, and impending burnout, to setting boundaries and getting organised. Everyone who works has to read this book

Hannah Jewell, Washington Post

It's funny and smart and incisive and smashes every narrative we're fed as workers (and women). And it's way beyond being an essential book on work culture; it's an essential feminist text. The women who read this - employees, managers, wherever they are in the structure - will be changed by it. It's nothing short of radical

Terri White, Editor of Empire

This is the only professional handbook I want or need...Reading her book makes it feel like you're sat across from a friend you can tell anything to before leaving with multiple life-changing revelations -- including how lucky you are to have Cate Sevilla in your life

Anne T. Donahue, author of Nobody Cares

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