- Author: Alison Hill
- Publisher: Wiley
- RRP: Paperback: $27.95
- e-book: $18.99
The book goes through the four stages of ‘out’: checking out, burning out, freaking out and then standing out.
Alison speaks on an honest level, unafraid of dropping the occasional swear word or making a reference to popular culture. Instead of positioning herself as self-help guru, she presents the words and experiences of a genuine person.
Stand Out also covers elements of self-care, which in turn contribute to a sense of standing out. Alison paints a not-so-pretty picture of what can happen without working on yourself, and stresses early on that you have to know yourself before you can get anywhere in life or in business.
In short, Stand Out isn’t quite like other self-help books you may have read before. It’s not like a coddling mother telling you how great you are, or a strict father barking down at you: instead, the book stands out to the side, like a cool aunt.