This book, first published in 1926, is the candid record of a woman’s experiences in the business world at the turn of the twentieth century. Finishing her career as an advertising executive – one of the first women to succeed in that industry – Helen Woodward had experienced a fascinating life as a stenographer, and a clerk, being hired and fired and enduring the tedium of office life. Written with zest, shot through with shrewd and dispassionate comment on business life and practices, and filled with fascinating detail and anecdote, this autobiography is a remarkable record of an early business woman’s life.
Table of Contents
1. I Am Fired 2. I Work For Nothing 3. Literature By the Pound 4. Long John Silver 5. Small Town New York 6. Eunice’s Doll 7. Bound in Morocco 8. Through With Stenography 9. A Pinwheel Office 10. The Game 11. Fish and Spice Cakes 12. Other People’s Pies 13. Translated into the Feminine 14. I Walk More Softly 15. Who Was There That You Knew? 16. Sob Stuff 17. Fifty-Seven Varieties 18. Less Work, More Pay 19. ‘Conspicuous Waste’ 20. Windows 21. Mail the Coupon 22. Writing Copy 23. Selling Beauty 24. Setting a New Fashion 25. New Ideas for Old 26. Melodrama 27. Toy Balloons