What Readers Say


About Work's A Bitch and then You Make It Work: 6 steps to go from pissed off to powerful:

  • Reader in Cincinnati

    “I want to tell people to seek the wisdom that is Andrea! Your books are a great support system to help guide one through the gloomy gully.”

  • Beth Day

    “You once again show one of your greatest gifts–putting into words what others cannot. You identify the ‘essence’ of both people and situations. Thank you for drawing attention to the prevalence of ‘I’m here, but I’m not really here’ issue in the workplace. Thank you for shooting holes in the work/life balance theory. There are many things in this book that I need to hear. One was that I could stand to get rid of my ‘all-or-nothing’ attitude. You must have written the ‘all-or-nothing’ attitude with me in mind, because I’ve been calling myself ‘The All or Nothing Girl’ for years. I think this may go along with ‘end the search for perfection’ (p. 81). I always enjoy your humor. This book gave me both great belly-laughs and tearful thoughts. The examples and personal stories are what really resonate with the heart. They provide the energy to perform the ‘activities’ throughout the book.”

  • Rand

    “I appreciate your fresh, straightforward approach suggesting effective action with engaging language. You are not afraid to deal with difficult bosses, shame or changing careers. I find your writing style, attitude and approach very refreshing and inspiring in so many ways.”

  • Jim Kouzes
    Bestselling author of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy

    “Challenge is the opportunity for greatness, and Andrea Kay wants you to know that you have no excuses for not exercising your personal power in the face of adversity. Work’s a Bitch and then You Make it Work is straight talk, never pep talk, and you’ll be much wiser when you listen intently to Andrea Kay’s counsel. Sometimes sassy and always witty, this book is full of real-life, real-time examples, practical and useful advice, and lots of good humor. With every turn of the page you will find ways to charge of your life and you career.”

  • Read more about Work's A Bitch and then You Make It Work

About Life's A Bitch and then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get Out of Your Funk & On to Your Future:

  • Nick
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    “I read your book and figured out what I really wanted to do. I thought, why hadn’t I applied for the Peace Corps earlier in my life! The book also taught me that I didn’t need a new job to fix my unhappiness. I began to understand that I wasn’t working with the right type of people in the office. Once I learned that, I became much more assertive and overall the my work environment became much better.”

  • Sue Soldo

    I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE Life’s a Bitch and have given copies to friends.

  • Reader in Maryland

    “I just bought your book, Life’s a Bitch… When I started reading step 1, my eyes started welling up with tears. It’s like you understand what I’m feeling and going through…I wanted to thank you for putting this type of book together.”

  • Dorana Sylvia
    Washington, D.C.

    “I learned about you through your book ‘Life’s a Bitch…’ What a wonderful tool! I took my time reading it and took it very seriously. I was completely stuck in my career, and actually very sad. Imagine a grown woman crying every Sunday night because Monday’s approach. The job was not bad, I had the best coworkers…I was simply unfulfilled. It took me a total of 47 days to read your book and do all the exercises. After that, I committed to 15 days of pure ‘thinking’ about the things I had learned about myself with your help. Now, 7 months later, I have successfully transitioned careers. Not only that, I got the job for an additional $15k pay increase and have started a Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology….did I mention that I love my job!? I got everything that I had written down as the ‘things that I want’ because I took this seriously.
    You have a gift, thank you for sharing!”

  • Reader in Seattle

    “I recently finished your book and left a 24-year career, making big bucks to a brand new career serving senior citizens with dementia. It is the greatest decision I ever made. The book helped me realize that there is more than money. I knew I was looking to find my passion, and the book helped me put that together. I love going to work every day.”

  • Beth Planzer, Therapist

    “I have been recommending Andrea Kay’s books to my clients for years. She provides a clear, practical path that is also creative, fun and user-friendly. When you are looking for a job, whether a recent graduate, changing career in mid-life or returning to the work force, the last thing you want to read is a tedious and uninspiring book. If you are looking to make a change, do yourself a favor–read Andrea’s books!”

  • Read more about Life's A Bitch and then You Change Careers

About Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want:

  • Orange County Register

    “Easy-to-read and use guide to getting a job that you find fulfilling.”

  • Reader in Washington

    “My husband and I want to thank you so much for writing your book. Most helpful was that you gave so many real examples of how a question would be asked and many examples about effective answers. We did every step in your book and my husband’s final interviews were so much smoother. He was able to explain himself much more effectively after reading your book and doing all the exercises. I do a lot of reading and there are few exceptional books out there. Your book was so complete and never left us wondering what you meant when you gave advice. He got a great job. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

  • Jo, Rochester, New York

    “Thank you for such an engaging, informative and encouraging book. I faithfully used your interview strategies to help prepare me for the interview process.”

  • Louise Kursmark, Best Impression Career Services

    “Andrea Kay’s book is the most helpful and comprehensive interview preparation book I have read and her lively writing style and down-to-earth attitude make it a pleasure to read. If you read the book and follow the exercises, you can?t fail to improve your interview skills. I consider this a ?must read? for career professionals, either as a recommended resource for clients or as a comprehensive primer on interview preparation.”

  • Read more about Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want

About Resumes That Will Get You the Job You Want:

  • S. H., Chicago, Illinois

    “I love your resume book. This book will help anyone find the words they need to most accurately represent themselves on paper. Out of all the publications on this topic, this is one of the best. I recommend it to anyone who could use help in getting their point across on paper.

  • R. in Boulder, Colorado

    “I was looking through the resume books on the shelf and your book was just what I had hoped to find..the only one that helped me develop each section of my resume so that it is meaningful to an employer and reflects what I can do. I would recommend this book to anyone and plan to give copies to family and friends.”

  • Miriam

    “I am one of the lucky people that came across your wonderful book!”

  • Read more about Resumes That Will Get You the Job You Want

About Greener Pastures: How to Find a Job in Another Place:

  • Jim McCann, President, 1-800-FLOWERS

    “Sometimes the grass really is greener and Andrea Kay shows you how to find the perfect pasture where your career can bloom and flourish.”

  • Roger Herman, The Herman Group Certified Management Consultant

    “This book will take you step-by-step through a process that has baffled many job-seekers over the years. Your mind will be opened by this book, which will also help you fill it back up again with the information you need to find that distant job the right way. Result: you’ll go after your next position with a significantly higher level of confidence which will support greater achievement. You’ll find some good resources in the book. “Greener Pastures” is a usable tool. While this book is based on an out-of-town focus, there is plenty of value for the job-seeker who does not necessarily want to move to another city. “Greener Pastures” is a book whose time has come again.”

  • Read more about Greener Pastures

This is What Readers Say, a part of Andrea Kay's website.


Talking about workin’ for a living with WGRR hosts Janeen Coyle and Chris O’Brien.