Careering

by Daisy Buchanan

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Humorous fiction Literary Fiction

Careering Synopsis

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

There's a fine line between on the right track and coming off the rails.

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780751580204
Publication date: 10th March 2022
Author: Daisy Buchanan
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
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Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Daisy Buchanan Press Reviews

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, author of Olive

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, author of Hot Mess

A love story about work, self-worth and modern womanhood, Careering is, quite simply, the funniest novel I've read all year. -- Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

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

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About Daisy Buchanan

Daisy Buchanan is a columnist and features writer covering arts, entertainment and women's issues. She contributes to the Guardian, Marie Claire, humour site The Daily Mash and the Mirror. She started writing about TV for Sabotage Times, penning a regular catch-up column about the reality show Made In Chelsea. These columns became the book The Wickedly Unofficial Guide to Made in Chelsea. She lives in Greenwich, London.

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