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On Better Words this week: Eleanor Elliott Thomas
Giving everything to your job? It's a scam.
In our latest episode, we’re chatting about chaotic workplaces and the absolute scam that is always striving for success with debut author Eleanor Elliott Thomas.
Eleanor worked for many years as a human rights lawyer before turning to writing. She lives in Melbourne with her partner, two kids, and three cats. Today, we're discussing her debut novel, The Opposite of Success.
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Things we talked about
How Eleanor settled on the one-day timeframe and dual POV
Review culture and how it feels to be on the other side of opinions about work
Eleanor's incredibly smooth publishing deal and adjusting expectations after publication
How to classify and compare The Opposite of Success in the bookstore
Switching to writing after working as a lawyer for 15 years
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Before we chat with our featured author, we always share some other recommendations. This week was a book club – where we read a book together and talk about it without spoilers. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it too!
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Finally, we've read one of the most hyped books of 2022, and we loved it. It follows Elizabeth Zott, a scientist who has to fight against the misogyny of 1960s society in her science career and personal life. This is an emotional and clever novel we both highly recommend (along with everyone else).
- Caitlin & Michelle
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