Book Talk: Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

December 1, 2016

     It's taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things since being off for Thanksgiving break, but I'm finally back! For me, Thanksgiving was restful yet busy. Somehow between stuffing my face with my sister's lasagna and Black Friday shopping into the early morning, I found time to read.

     I finally started Aliza Licht's Leave Your Mark, and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. It reminds me of Sophia Amoruso's #Girlboss in the style of writing as well as the subject matter. What's unique about Leave Your Mark is that Licht takes the time to create diagrams and lists of important, useful tips. Although I'm just in high school, and much of the advice is geared towards college and post-college students, I find myself wanting to take notes for the future when I know I'll need the advice. Despite the abundance of tips, tricks, and advice, it doesn't feel as though Licht is preaching. The writing flows well and Light organizes her story by detailing her journey from an intern on track to become a plastic surgeon to her dream career that she never knew existed as "DKNYPRGIRL." There's not much more I can say about the book, except encourage anyone who's career-bound and hoping for success. Although Aliza Licht works deep in the fashion world and has done so for years now, her advice is applicable to any job and career out there. She details how to change tracks when you realize you're headed in the wrong direction, as well as how to deal with opposing personalities in the workplace. Leave Your Mark is a must-read for anyone and everyone on their journey to success. Stay tuned, xo Lauren.
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