cover image Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead... But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Career Woman Must Know

Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead... But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Career Woman Must Know

Kate White, Author Grand Central Publishing $28 (288p) ISBN 978-0-446-51827-7

Female women are back; just-like-a-man is out. Don't be a goody-goody; knock 'em dead instead. Here in part is the message of this lively and unsparing guide for the '90s by Redbook's editor-in-chief, who isn't afraid to talk about herself and the secrets of her success. Citing surveys, academic studies, the ways of 40 other successful women and her own rollicking career triumphs, White proclaims a new outlook for traditionally self-effacing ``good girls'' in today's workplace. To offset dwindling male ``guerrilla chauvinism,'' she advises women not to take setbacks personally but to ``get some zip,'' focus on the work, dare to wear (borrowed) $400 dresses to crucial meetings and (secretly) study their own miens and mannerisms on videotape; plus many more tips. (May)