. . . and sound like a hack. The purpose of this guide for would-be businesswomen is spelled out clearly: ""Not only do older men make most of the rules, they determine who gets to play,"" and women intent on successful careers would do well to learn and follow those roles. There are some reasonable suggestions here (on expectations, appearance, work habits), but the seriously ambitious can find them--and much more--in Hennig and Jardim's classic The Managerial Woman (1977), which offers its conclusions in prose instead of peculiar, virtually useless alphabetical entries (Calendar, Chaos, Children). The rest of this curious guide varies from almost arbitrary (learn about local and national sports figures) to imbecilic (""Take advantage of every drop of culture your community offers"") to tasteless (the Helen Keller entry: ""Someone to think about the next time you feel sorry for yourself or are about to say 'It's not fair'""), although not in equal proportions. Thin and evanescent.