Great Review of “Work+Life” By Vacation Counts

Thank you to Scott Petoff of the Vacation Counts blog for his positive review of my book Work+Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You (Riverhead/Penguin Group, 2005) on his blog and on Amazon.  It’s thrilling that six years after it was originally published the book’s work+life “fit” message continues to resonate. Here’s what he had to say:

“I recently finished reading two highly recommended books and posted my reviews at  The first is called Work + Life and is subtitled “Finding the Fit That’s Right for You.”  As you can guess it is about work-life balance but in this case the author Cali Williams Yost re-brands it as Work-Life Fit.  I can agree that the term “balance” has been overused and lost much of its meaning over the years.  Today when you say that you have no work-life balance, most people assume that you are working too hard and want to work less.  In very simple terms this implies “good” for employee, “bad” for employer.  Of course the reality is that most overworked Americans clock not just too many hours per week but also fail to use the limited number of vacation days they have earned to take (much deserved) time off from work each year.  Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach to balancing work and life and since the balance one seeks varies at each stage of life and career, the word “fit” captures the reality better.  Your approach to work (how much, where, when) that meets your life goals must be agreeable to your employer and that is where this book comes into play – as you life and career coach.”