In a time where being a working mother and female entrepreneur was not the norm, Judy Piatkus broke through social boundaries and established herself as a powerful thinker, businesswoman, and a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world.
Within the pages of her memoir, Ahead Of Her Time: How A One-Woman Startup Became A Global Publishing Brand, Piatkus transports the reader back to the publishing scene of the 1980s and shares with the reader her inspiring story of professional success and her journey of self-discovery that has led her to where she is today.
Covering a broad range of topics and chapters in her life, Piatkus invites the reader into her life as a entrepreneur and trailblazer, as well as diving into her life as a single mother of three children, one of whom has learning disabilities. She also recounts her experience of working in a male-dominated field and all the struggles she had to deal with as a result of this.
Through her determination and bravery, Piatkus gave rise to the cultural and professional perception of personal growth and mind, body and spirit development through her decision to publish and introduce books from this as yet unexplored genre into the mainstream market.
This memoir is not just for people who know and like the publishing world. I knew very little about it before I picked up this memoir, but I had a vague interest in it. This book took me completely by surprise when I found myself engrossed in Piatkus’s life and her world of publishing.
It was impossible to put down and I flew through it, enjoying every page. Piatkus’s style is simple, yet entirely mesmerising. Her tone is casual and welcoming; it makes the reader feel as if Piatkus is telling you her life story over a cup of coffee in her living room.
The book leaves readers with a sense of wonder at this wonderfully powerful woman and all she has accomplished.
Ahead Of Her Time is published by Watkins Publishing. For more information about this book and where to purchase it, visit the author’s website.