The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

Set amid the world’s international airports and glamorous (and sometimes not so glamorous) hotels, the bestselling author of “The Copenhagen Affair, brings you story about what it really means for professional (but still human!) women to tackle the corporate world, scale the leadership ladder, and lean in to the lives they’ve always wanted, and truly deserve—Up in the Air...

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Title:The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You
Author:Amulya Malladi
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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Reviews

  • Shiva Priya

    A must read for all kinds of women; working, SAHM, working at home, Mothers rejoining the workforce all go through the exact thoughts that Asmi has. Super refreshing and a raw read. At times you cringe with Asmi and at others you laugh, cry, and embolden as she goes through her struggle with corporate gender-biased politics and a hunger games style promotion. Every woman has faced a Scott, has a Cara to lean on and an Isadora to model after. This book really structures all of the doubts that we

    A must read for all kinds of women; working, SAHM, working at home, Mothers rejoining the workforce all go through the exact thoughts that Asmi has. Super refreshing and a raw read. At times you cringe with Asmi and at others you laugh, cry, and embolden as she goes through her struggle with corporate gender-biased politics and a hunger games style promotion. Every woman has faced a Scott, has a Cara to lean on and an Isadora to model after. This book really structures all of the doubts that we go through at various levels and offers a practical and relatable approach to counteract it. The workbook style inserts after every chapter is very helpful to understand and estimate your own standing.

    Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review and I truly, truly loved it. Definitely a must read .

  • Annie McDonnell

    We’ve needed a book like this! Women will applaud Amulya Malladi’s talent for weaving a workbook for us on how to step forward in our lives and careers into a fictional tale. We are offered real life strategic advice and guidance as the main character, Asmi is actually living it in the story. It was truly brilliant!

    To give a voice to the workbook is just a magnificent idea!

    In the days where women need to learn to stand up for themselves and one another, Asmi sure takes us on a wonderful

    We’ve needed a book like this! Women will applaud Amulya Malladi’s talent for weaving a workbook for us on how to step forward in our lives and careers into a fictional tale. We are offered real life strategic advice and guidance as the main character, Asmi is actually living it in the story. It was truly brilliant!

    To give a voice to the workbook is just a magnificent idea!

    In the days where women need to learn to stand up for themselves and one another, Asmi sure takes us on a wonderful journey showing us how and why these two things are so important.

    It is a very empowering journey that feels like a celebration of women.

    From Asmi’s own career issues; where she was up for the Vice President position against a man named Scott and she felt a bit inferior. To Asmi having to stand up for Leticia; one of her employees that should have been promoted a long time ago…and all of the juicy drama in between. You will not be disappointed!

    Amulya Malladi shows us how Asmi gains her own strength and determination to do what she must do for herself and others as a woman in the industry. We also learn how important our support system is because Asmi sure has excellent women she can count on; and I loved them all. So, will you.

    Let Asmi show you the way to better yourself in today’s culture. She is super likeable, humorous, smart, and definitely a woman you would look up to!

    This is undoubtedly a must read for women that are looking to get ahead and be entertained at the same time!

    I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Carla Suto

    THE NEAREST EXIT MAY BE BEHIND YOU by Amulya Malladi is an insightful and inspirational book that drew me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end. It is told from the point of view of forty-year-old Asmi, a successful marketing executive in a global corporation who suddenly finds herself embroiled in a battle with a male colleague for the next rung in the corporate career ladder. She finds herself questioning her priorities and her abilities as well as her choices to date to emphasize her

    THE NEAREST EXIT MAY BE BEHIND YOU by Amulya Malladi is an insightful and inspirational book that drew me in and kept me engaged from beginning to end. It is told from the point of view of forty-year-old Asmi, a successful marketing executive in a global corporation who suddenly finds herself embroiled in a battle with a male colleague for the next rung in the corporate career ladder. She finds herself questioning her priorities and her abilities as well as her choices to date to emphasize her career over close relationships and family. The reader takes the journey with Asmi as she looks for balance in her personal and professional life. The scenarios Asmi faces in a male-dominated workplace and culture are portrayed with honesty and intelligence. The dialogue is sharp, often humorous and witty. I loved seeing Asmi find her strength, taking a firm stand for herself and the other women around her. I enjoyed this unique and timely novel and highly recommend it. Thank you to the author for a chance to read an early copy.

  • Deanna Sletten

    Asmi is a successful woman who holds a high-powered position in a global corporation that allows her to travel all over the world. On the flip side, she is forty, unmarried, childless, and has no immediate prospects for a permanent relationship. She worries that she may have put too much emphasis on her career and too little on her personal life, and just as she begins to question her choices, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate Hunger Games (her words) between her and a male

    Asmi is a successful woman who holds a high-powered position in a global corporation that allows her to travel all over the world. On the flip side, she is forty, unmarried, childless, and has no immediate prospects for a permanent relationship. She worries that she may have put too much emphasis on her career and too little on her personal life, and just as she begins to question her choices, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate Hunger Games (her words) between her and a male colleague for a position she fears she isn’t even qualified for. And so, let the games begin.

    In "The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You," author Amulya Malladi (Bestselling author of "The Copenhagen Affair") draws the reader into the high-powered corporate world where Asmi works hard to walk the tightrope of being a woman in a male-dominated world. With sharp wit and intelligent dialogue, we observe Asmi in her work relationships, friendships, and with family, and see how she tries to balance it all while feeling she may not be balancing it very well. You’ll find yourself cheering Asmi on as she makes decisions that will affect her personal and professional life in her quest to find out if a woman can really have it all. A truly intelligent novel by a highly talented author.

  • Miss W Book Reviews

    The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You is the first book I have read by author Amulya Malladi and I am telling you it WILL NOT BE THE LAST!!!! This novel is not only incredibly well written fiction but also doubles as a professional woman's workbook and empowers working women everywhere. As a woman in the corporate world, this novel spoke to me!

    I could not BELIEVE the bonus between each chapter! An excerpt from The Business Workbook "And then she said...10 Coaching Lessons to Help the Everyday woman

    The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You is the first book I have read by author Amulya Malladi and I am telling you it WILL NOT BE THE LAST!!!! This novel is not only incredibly well written fiction but also doubles as a professional woman's workbook and empowers working women everywhere. As a woman in the corporate world, this novel spoke to me!

    I could not BELIEVE the bonus between each chapter! An excerpt from The Business Workbook "And then she said...10 Coaching Lessons to Help the Everyday woman Take Her Next Step".

    Women need to read this book. This talented author expertly weaved a workbook into a fictional story.

    I enjoyed every minute of this book and I plan to put some of this into action in my career. Thank you for an excellent read.

  • Toni

    This book was funny, touching and empowering.you will love Asmi as she makes her was through a high powered job with wry humor and tenacity. Best book I've read in long time.

  • Kumkum

    I’m a huge fan of the author’s books. In fact, I have read every single one of them! Her style of writing and the fact that each of her books revolve around different situations and each one has a unique storyline, keep me captivated till the end. This is the first time I’m writing a review though – so here goes!

    Reading this book is a must for all women – whether career-minded or not, I must say. The story intricately weaves in and out of the protagonist’s life – whether personal or

    I’m a huge fan of the author’s books. In fact, I have read every single one of them! Her style of writing and the fact that each of her books revolve around different situations and each one has a unique storyline, keep me captivated till the end. This is the first time I’m writing a review though – so here goes!

    Reading this book is a must for all women – whether career-minded or not, I must say. The story intricately weaves in and out of the protagonist’s life – whether personal or professional. To one side of it is the typical traditional Indian-minded philosophy that you need to get married and have kids in order to be called a successful woman and on the other end resides success, as fated by career. The author has beautifully spun the story around work-life balance and how determination and perseverance can get you what you desire and deserve. Even though it doesn’t always seem that you will get what you covet, and you face multiple obstacles on the way, sheer dedication and the will to stick to your beliefs and act upon as to what you think is right, takes you a long way. This story is about struggle for existence, recognition and success, in a male-dominated world, and the author has beautifully brought out the very fact, that for women, you don’t need a man to be successful in life. So go for it ladies, and experience through the joy of reading, how to improve yourself and your mindset and come out with flying colors, whether on the home-front or at work. Definitely worth 5 stars!

  • Nikki

    What an amazing book! I was given this ARC for an honest review and even if I hadn’t I still would have bought this book as soon as it hit the shelf! I love the way Amulya Malladi writes! She takes you literally on a journey in her books as if you are right with the characters and I love it! This story of Asmi shows that in this cut throat world of corporate ladder craziness woman can do it all just as good as men! She learns she can have the career and life she wants and deserves without giving

    What an amazing book! I was given this ARC for an honest review and even if I hadn’t I still would have bought this book as soon as it hit the shelf! I love the way Amulya Malladi writes! She takes you literally on a journey in her books as if you are right with the characters and I love it! This story of Asmi shows that in this cut throat world of corporate ladder craziness woman can do it all just as good as men! She learns she can have the career and life she wants and deserves without giving up one or the other. I truly love Amulya Malladi and her style she is amazing and I look forward to many more books by her!! 🎉🎉

  • Anita R Mohan

    If you are a woman, READ this book. Does not matter what age or stage of life you are in, student, homemaker, in between careers, or a working woman, just READ this book. Call it a Survival Guide or Coaching 101, this book motivates, inspires, and maybe even emboldens.

    A survival workbook brought to life by Asmi, a woman in her 40’s, unmarried, not in a permanent relationship, at times melodramatic, and always doubting herself because of familial expectations. Her sister is happily married with

    If you are a woman, READ this book. Does not matter what age or stage of life you are in, student, homemaker, in between careers, or a working woman, just READ this book. Call it a Survival Guide or Coaching 101, this book motivates, inspires, and maybe even emboldens.

    A survival workbook brought to life by Asmi, a woman in her 40’s, unmarried, not in a permanent relationship, at times melodramatic, and always doubting herself because of familial expectations. Her sister is happily married with two children and their mother expects the same of Asmi. This, constantly has Asmi questioning her life and her career choices. On the work front, Asmi is in a battle with Scott, who she considers her nemesis, for a promotion as Vice President of Marketing.

    In this fast paced novel Asmi tells through her own experiences, that women can have both a life and a career without giving up either. The story is very contemporary and tells stories of women who have to deal with obvious workplace situations, have to assert themselves every step of the way, and have each other, like Cara for Asmi, to lean on for support in this male dominated world. A morale booster for any woman who questions herself, doubts, and thinks she cannot make it. This is one book you will want to keep referring back to time to time and especially if you are in a corporate environment. Amulya Malladi has definitely outdone herself with this novel. Cannot wait for her next one.

    I was sent a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angela Johnson

    Asmi is a role model, even if she can't see it.

    I can't quite remember how I got connected with the author to receive this ARC but I'm so glad I did. What a refreshing and empowering piece of literature.

    There are times when Asmi grated on my nerves, but it's probably because we can all relate to that inner self doubt that Asmi often experiences (or her inner critic as she refers to it). Asmi is a woman we can relate to even if our circumstances and lives are exactly the same. We've probably all

    Asmi is a role model, even if she can't see it.

    I can't quite remember how I got connected with the author to receive this ARC but I'm so glad I did. What a refreshing and empowering piece of literature.

    There are times when Asmi grated on my nerves, but it's probably because we can all relate to that inner self doubt that Asmi often experiences (or her inner critic as she refers to it). Asmi is a woman we can relate to even if our circumstances and lives are exactly the same. We've probably all experienced those common pressures - to "settle down," to get married, to have children, yada yada. You know the drill. This pressure to choose motherhood and only motherhood to forsake travel, career, self.

    I'm a stay at home mom. I love it. This is what I want to do. But, I experience my own set of pressures when people tell me I wasted my education or tell me they couldn't JUST stay at home. It can be hard.

    That is why women need to support women which was my favorite take-away from The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You.

    Between chapters are excerpts from a fictional personal development book - helpful pieces for any woman in the work force. In all honesty, sometimes I found myself skimming these bits to get back to Asmi's story, but its something I could see myself coming back to in the future.

    I believe you can get your hands on that personal development book now! What a great complimentary piece.

    Sometimes Asmi was a frustrating character like when it came to her decisions about her romantic relationships, but isn't that just like all of us at one point in our lives or another? She's not perfect, and neither are we, but she's learning to love herself flaws and all and be confident in the good she deserves. A great moral.

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