Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, and Beyond

Author(s): Mika Brzezinski; Ginny Brzezinski (As told to)

Work/Career/Management

Featuring insights and inspiration from recruiters and relaunch specialists, this book is an indispensable guidebook for women breaking (back) into the workforce.


You are a focused professional: skilled, accomplished, driven. You understand your field and are good at what you do... or what you did, before you decided to take some time off. Maybe you decided to switch careers. Maybe you stayed at home with the kids. Whatever the reason, you were out of the corporate world and now it's time to jump back in. How do you reword your skills so they are applicable to a new industry? How do you explain that time gap in your resume? 


Comeback Careers is Mika Brzezinski's how-to guide for women returning to the workforce, with expert advice on everything from body language in interviews to activating your network to figuring out what you really want to do next.


Featuring conversations with Meredith Viera, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Tina Brown and other successful professionals who took time off, then made the transition back to satisfying careers, Mika takes a look at how to change up your job to get back in the game - and win.

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"Whether you are running for elected office, asking for a promotion, or returning to work after time off raising your children, you need to know your power, know your value, and know your 'why.' Have confidence in what you have to say, in what you bring to the table, and have a vision for what you are going to do. This book is the guide to help craft your plan. Read it and know your power, at any age."--SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI

"An immensely useful blueprint for any woman thinking about a professional reinvention."--INDRA NOOYI, Former CEO of PepsiCo.

"Mika has done it again! Mika has partnered with Ginny to offer additional pertinent, valuable, and practical advice for anyone contemplating a career reinvention or extension of a current job."--MARTHA STEWART, Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

"Women leave the workforce for many reasons, but they face a common challenge when they try to re-enter. This is a critical, empowering, and practical book for any woman who wants to jump back in the workplace. As Mika shows, you can be the author of the next chapter of your life."--ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

"WARNING! Don't pick up this book unless you are prepared to actually take your career to the next level, return to work, or reinvent your work life...The Brzezinskis have created a modern bible for anyone trying to launch themselves back into the workforce: 33% empathy and sympathy, 33% inspiration, plus the 33% kick-in-the butt you need to get moving in the right direction."--LESLEY JANE SEYMOUR, Founder of CoveyClub and former editor in chief of More and Marie Claire

Mika Brzezinski is a co-host of Morning Joe, an MSNBC anchor and the author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Knowing Your Value and Obsessed. She also serves as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is the mother of two daughters. 


Formerly a press secretary on Capitol Hill, a stay-at-home parent and a real estate agent, Ginny Brzezinski is currently a content developer for the [know your value] website. She is Mika's sister-in-law, and the mother of two.

General Fields

  • : 9781602865907
  • : Hachette Books
  • : Hachette Books
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mika Brzezinski; Ginny Brzezinski (As told to)
  • : Hardback
  • : 256