When activist Nell Merlino decides something needs to change, she throws everything she has into changing it. Whether it is raising the visibility of girls or helping women build their businesses, her many campaigns have helped women make dreams come true. Now she marshals her life lessons - and those of other gutsy women - to help women have it their way. Stepping Out of Line is Merlino's bold manifesto for women to stop waiting and get what they want, in the arenas of love or work or in the world at large. Offering practical nuggets like "Gain from complaining" and "The system is more malleable than you think," she shows women how to imagine bigger lives, find support, and stay the course. "Nice girls don't step out of line, but smart women do. Nell Merlino tells you how to do it with confidence." - Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office "If you're looking for a life makeover, you've come to the right place." - Jean Chatzky, author of The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times "Nell's book gives women not just a step-by-step guide to creating the life they want, but a virtual infusion of the energy and optimism they'll need to get started " - Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton and author of Why Women Should Rule the World
NELL MERLINO created Take Our Daughters to Work Day for the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993. She is currently CEO of Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence and heads its Make Mine a Million $ Business program. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.
Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.