From Fairy Tales to Real-Life Heroes: SO BOOKING COOL Podcast

by | May 29, 2019 | Book Events

Media expert Jewel B produces the podcast “So Booking Cool.”

This podcast originally appeared on SO BOOKING COOL.



On the road, both physically and virtually, talking about the MY JOB book series to whoever will listen, I wanted to share with you a soulful, in-depth conversation with New York-based media expert Jewel B for her podcast series, SO BOOKING COOL.


Jewel B. starts off asking for my own “job story:” When did I first know I wanted to be a writer? She takes me back to my childhood, scribbling fairytales in a spiral notebook about courageous princesses and noble princes . . . And we travel through the years of a career to where I discover the real life unsung heroes of MY JOB, across a spectrum of gig, informal, and professional jobs from the poorest rickshaw puller to the funniest gambling-addiction counselor.

Asking thoughtful, deep questions about how I met our narrators, how the book series relates to the work of Skees Family Foundation, Jewel B. questions the fundamental need for and nature of philanthropy, and she challenges me on what purpose–beyond the paycheck–our jobs actually have in our lives.


In the end, she stresses the relevance of sharing the stories of work. “Jobs will always be a hot topic,” Jewel B. says.

“You might hate or love your job or you’re struggling to find a job, you despise your job’s commute, you loathe your boss—or maybe you actually think highly of your boss, you have a crush on a colleague, you’re frustrated with HR, you need someone to look at your  resume/cover letter, you got a referral—see, so many thing to talk about!.”


Check out our podcast here.



Thanks for being the core of the MY JOB community,



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Suzanne Skees, author of the three-volume MY JOB series on real people in remarkable jobs, believes in the power of our jobs over our identity and wellbeing and, conversely, our ability to change our world with the work of our minds and hands. She lives by the Pacific Ocean and spends as much time as possible listening to the surf, and to silence.



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