I am so excited about this book! You may know Grace Bonney from her great website, Design*Sponge. Her newest book is called In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs and it’s basically a (really beautifully designed) collection of interviews with amazing, interesting women with fascinating jobs, like Danielle Henderson, Roxane Gay (who tells us that her “personal or professional motto” is “be relentless, be ambitious, be excellent,” which I love), Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna, and tons of other fascinating women — photographers, museum directors, potters, chefs, songwriters. It’s honestly so great; I just lost like an hour reading it. It’s compelling and inspiration (and, not for nothing, visually quite beautiful).

We have five copies to give away.  I think you will really love this book. (I also think it would be a good gift; it comes out today!)

THE TASK: So, somehow this published blank? I have NO IDEA how that happened. However! All of you who entered before I fixed it are still eligible to win, so no worries. I’m picking the winners at random. There is an actual task, though — imagine you have been granted the power to have whatever job you want, and be amazing at it — despite this being perhaps impossible in reality (like, I would personally like to be an amazing archeologist despite having zero training in archeology at all). What is that job?

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