Friday, September 14, 2007

Penelope Trunk’s list

Penelope Trunk’s syndicated career column appears in The Boston Globe and hundreds of other publications worldwide. Her first book is Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success.

She contributed "The List" to The Week magazine this week.

One title on Trunk's list:

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

This book taught me to write short and direct sentences. I bought this book as a gift for everyone I knew because it’s so fun to read and so short. Giving long books as gifts is so intrusive of a person’s time. I had a boyfriend who gave me long books as gifts and in hindsight I see it as controlling.

Read more about Trunk's list.

--Marshal Zeringue