“When women are blunt, maybe it’s seen as ‘tough,’ but actually it’s just efficient. I worked for Anna for eleven years, and you can hem and haw and pretend to like something, but why? You’re just going to end up having six more meetings about it—and you’re going to demoralize someone over days as opposed to in a moment.”—Jill Abramson, New York Times’ First Woman Executive Editor : The New Yorker
I’m really looking forward to retirement. Not being I actually want to stop working (I think I would go insane from the stress of boredom) but because I think that’s when we get to stop dieting. Or at least stop dieting seriously for half the week and pretending the other half.