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When it comes to advice for women, she’s at the top

As Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” continues its long run on the bestseller lists (currently number one among local bestsellers), we wondered whether it had any real competition, either historical or upcoming. Did any other books about women and work make such a stir, or garner such sales?

Books aimed at women in business in the pre-feminist era mostly consisted of practical secretarial manuals or etiquette guides such as Elizabeth Gregg MacGibbon’s 1944 “Manners in Business,” in which the author advises that “Posture plays its silent part in every employment interview.”

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