Confessions of a (career) shopaholic

Marc Acito
Marc Acito

"You should write more about your life," said my editor, Andrea Chalupa. "If you feel this way, other people do, too."

Of course, the way I feel is that the Blabbersphere doesn't need yet any more autobiography. Between MyFace and Youbook, our culture has descended into an echo chamber of narcissism. So I've tried to write about topics that inform and uplift. Looking back on them, however, they read like a memoir.

You see, had my publishing career not been sideswiped by the recession, I wouldn't have thought to write a business plan. I wouldn't have looked for new ways to diversify by increasing productivity or becoming a digital nomad by moving part-time to Manhattan. These are self-help pieces I wrote to help myself.