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“MY JOB reveals the common human aspiration to create, thrive, and leave something better behind.”
David Bornstein, New York Times columnist
“Inspires you to discover your authentic hustle.”
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“A celebration and a true gift.”
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New Book Coming Soon I'm excited to announce that Book 2 of our series, My Job: More People at Work Around the World, is in production. Having met hundreds of people in fascinating jobs, I faced an enormous challenge in selecting the stories to include in Book 2 . . ....read more
“A vocational and sociological travelogue that readers will find to be time well spent,” says Kirkus
“Highly personal, often poignant, sometimes gritty . . . portraits . . . will inspire readers by showcasing workers across diverse industries, income levels, countries, and cultures expressing how they find meaning in their work beyond earning money,” says Kirkus Reviews.read more
By Suzanne Skees Meet the MY JOB Narrators: Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois "Everybody has a destiny. The way I see it, it's like a road. You can go this way or that way, the good path or the bad path." --Darius, Hip Hop Artist, Chicago, Illinois How I Met...read more
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Meet our narrators and follow Suzanne as she captures the voices of workers throughout the U.S. and around the world. See what it’s like to produce a social-mission book in today’s complex world of publishing. You’ll get access to new stories: far more than could fit inside the pages of the My Job books.
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A Message From the Editor, Suzanne Skees
Disrupting the Way We View Work
In the book, MY JOB, I contrast work lives from around the world to provide a lens through which we can recognize our similarities and diversity. The purpose of MY JOB is to challenge conventional thinking about how a job is valued and undertaken from the viewpoint of distinct cultures. At its essence, this book is about the human condition and how very similar we all are at our core. I believe this book will surprise, enlighten, and definitely move you. Learn more about Suzanne here.
MY JOB is a project of the Skees Family Foundation.
All of the author’s proceeds from sales of the MY JOB book go directly to nonprofit organizations supporting job creation in the U.S. and around the world.