Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career

Kristi Coulter

Book cover for Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career
Book cover for Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career
Book cover for Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career
Book cover for Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career

Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career

Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career

Kristi Coulter

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Description

A candid, intensely funny memoir of ambition, gender, and a grueling decade inside Amazon.com, from the author of Nothing Good Can Come from This.

"A unique and brilliant book." --Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks

What would you sacrifice for your career? All your free time? Your sense of self-worth? Your sanity?

In 2006, Kristi Coulter left her cozy but dull job for a promising new position at the fast-growing Amazon.com, but she never expected the soul-crushing pressure that would come with it.

In no time she found the challenge and excitement she'd been craving--along with seven-day workweeks, lifeboat exercises, widespread burnout, and a culture driven largely by fear. But the chase, the visibility, and, let's face it, the stock options proved intoxicating, and so, for twelve years, she stayed--until she no longer recognized the face in the mirror or the mission she'd signed up for.

Unsparing, absurd, and wickedly funny, Exit Interview is a rare journey inside the crucible that is Amazon. It is an intimate, surprisingly relatable look at the work life of a driven woman in a world that loves the idea of female ambition but balks at the reality.

About the Author

Kristi Coulter is the author of Nothing Good Can Come from This, which was a finalist for a 2019 Washington State Book Award. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She is a former Ragdale resident and has taught writing at Hugo House and the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Elle, and New York magazine, among other publications. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Publishing Information

Publisher: MCD
Pub date: 2023-09-12
Length: 384 pages
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