How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

  • by Carol Leifer
  • Narrated by Carol Leifer
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For many years, television comedy was an exclusive boys' club - until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way - and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors - even if you have to use a sledgehammer.


What the Critics Say

"An amusing, amiable read. Leifer wants you to love what you do and learn to move on from failures and rejections - and please, always shower before a job interview." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

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The funniest business book ever!

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying to be better than the print version?

You have to get the audible version because Carol's delivery is priceless.

What did you like best about this story?

It was so natural and authentic. Carol has a clear and honest view on life that does not ignore our sensitivity. That and her humor will make you howl in laughter.

Any additional comments?

Be careful to play this in private because you will lose it several times. Carol has a way of surprising you will a perfect observation when you least expect putting you into a surprise laughter that is uncontrollable.

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- Brian Burns "Brian Burns"

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Where does How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks I have read as of late.

What other book might you compare How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying to and why?

Bossypants by Tina Fey. It is that level of greatness.

Which character – as performed by Carol Leifer – was your favorite?

I liked her impression of her father.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part about Joan Rivers sticking up for her.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book.

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- Tiel Pearce

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio