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be as fierce & go as far as you desire

“Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before?” is a collection of more than 60 letters from female leaders of multimillion-dollar companies, solopreneurs, and every kind of woman in between.

From being the only woman in the room in “old boys’ club” businesses to making the impossible choices between cherished work and family, these stories have hard-earned lessons to teach all of us. But it’s not all battle scars and suffering—like all good stories, these pages are shot through with laughter, growth, and triumph too.

This book is your invitation to learn from the experience of women just like you and to take your place in this community of women who, day by day, are quietly changing the world.

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Here’s what a couple of Amazon reviewers included in their 5-star rating of our book:

Every story in this collection feels like I’m talking to my best friend. She understands the ups and downs of running a business. I particularly love how each of these women conquered adversity to become rock stars in their industries. There are more relevant coping tips than I’ve ever seen in a business book. I read through one story each day to start it off in the right frame of mind. Then when I finished them all, I picked random stories for each day. Highly recommended!

Lorrie Morgan

Every woman in business should read this! So insightful and empowering! 

Brittany Graham

I could tell within a few pages that this was going to be a book I wanted to savor instead of devour. I relate to every story in this book and some overwhelmingly so. It’s comforting to know so many other women have gone through the same thing – and it’s incredibly sad that we didn’t tell each other this stuff before now. If only I’d had this book in my 20s – I’d have ruled the world. LOL Seriously, I’m so thankful to have it now. It’s a book I’ll be going back to again and again. Thank you to every woman who contributed to it, for baring your souls and for your honesty. Love you all!


Meet the Editors…

Marcella Allison

Marcella Allison is a top direct response copywriter, an in-demand copy chief, and a mentor to aspiring and next-generation copywriters. She is the founder of the Mentoress Collective, an organization dedicated to promoting female freelancers, entrepreneurs, marketers and copywriters.

Laura Gale

Laura Gale is a ghostwriter and developmental editor, who works with entrepreneurs and marketers to write powerful books about their businesses. An early member of the Mentoress Collective, she is committed to raising the profile of women in marketing through education and mentoring.

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