Women Who Work (book)

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Women Who Work
Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success
Author Ivanka Trump
Country United States
Language English
Genre Self-help
Publisher Penguin
Publication date
May 2, 2017
Pages 243
ISBN 978-0-7352-1132-2

Women Who Work is a 2017 book by Ivanka Trump.[1] A self-help book intended to help women achieve self-actualization, it deals with work-life balance among other topics. It includes guest essays and several businesspeople, political figures, and self-help authors are quoted.[1]


The book received mixed reviews from critics.[2][3][4] Jennifer Senior, writing for The New York Times, said that while the book's intended audience is initially presumed to be a wide range of women, class bias emerges later in the book. For example, Trump classifies grocery shopping as a task that is neither urgent nor important, and cites not being able to treat herself to a massage as an indicator of how busy she was during her father's 2016 presidential campaign, thus revealing herself to be out of touch with working-class women.[1] In the Associated Press, however, Catherine Lucey said that the book shows Trump has become a more serious writer since her previous self-help book, the 2009 The Trump Card.[5] Less charitably, NPR book reviewer Annalisa Quinn described the writing as "a sea of blandities", and that "reading it feels like eating scented cotton balls".[6]


  1. ^ a b c Senior, Jennifer (May 2, 2017). "Having Trouble Having It All? Ivanka Alone Can Fix It". The New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Shepherd, Katie (May 2, 2017). "Ivanka Trump's book: The reviews are in..." BBC. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (May 5, 2017). "Ivanka Trump's book: All the most scathing reviews of Women who Work". The Independent. London, United Kingdom. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Garber, Megan (May 5, 2017). "The Borrowed Words of Ivanka Trump". The Atlantic. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Lucey, Catherine (May 2, 2017). "In new book, Ivanka Trump gets serious about women at work". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Quinn, Annalisa (May 3, 2017). "Many Working Women Won't See Themselves In 'Women Who Work'". NPR.org. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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