coming March 2019 from Ballantine, a random house imprint
Get inspired by the women who discovered that working with your best friend can be the secret to professional success—and maybe even the future of business, from the co-founders of the website Of a Kind.
When Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur met in college, they bonded instantly. Fast-forward to 2010, when after almost a decade of friendship they founded the popular fashion and design website Of a Kind. Now, in their first book, Cerulo and Mazur bring to light the unique power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses. Drawing on their own experiences, as well as the stories of other thriving “work wives,” they highlight the ways in which vulnerability, openness, and compassion—qualities central to so many women’s relationships—lend themselves to professional accomplishment and innovation.
Featuring interviews with work wives such as Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of the influential food community site Food52, Ann Friedman, Aminatou Sow, and Gina Delvac of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, and Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of Olympic volleyball fame, Work Wife addresses a range of topics vital to successful partnerships, such as being the bosses, tackling disagreements, dealing with money, and figuring in motherhood. Demonstrating how female partnerships in the office are productive, progressive, and empowering, Cerulo and Mazur offer an invaluable roadmap for a feminist reimagining of the workplace.
Fun, enlightening, and informative, Work Wife is a celebration of female friendship and collaboration proving that it's not just feasible but fruitful to mix BFFs with business.