"As every woman needs basic black in her wardrobe, she also needs Basic Black on her bookshelf. This is the perfect handbook on getting ahead while staying true to yourself." --Donna Karan, Designer No matter where you are in your career, Basic Black offers invaluable lessons that will help you land the job, promotion, or project you're vying for. At the core of the book are Cathie's candid, personal stories. Above all, Basic Black is motivating. It provides a close-up look at the keen judgment, perseverance, and optimism that have propelled Cathie Black to the top of her game, along with the kind of straight-up practical advice you get in a one-on-one session with a career coach. You'll find out how to handle job interviews, which rules to break, and why you should make your life a grudge-free zone. Equally important, you'll be inspired to pursue your passions and achieve your very best. Throughout the book, Black offers fascinating glimpses of media and business personalities, such as Rupert Murdoch, Tina Brown, Frank Bennack, Vic Ganzi, former CosmoGirl editor Atoosa Rubenstein, Bonnie Fuller, and the legendarily difficult AlNeuharth, founder of USA Today.