Ivanka Trump’s new book, Women Who Work, is #1 but what’s up with those ratings?
Ivanka Trump released Women Who Work: Redefining the Rules for Success on Tuesday and it is already an Amazon.com #1 bestseller. So why are the reviews so mediocre?
In the “Women & Business” section, Ivanka’s book is at the top. But the book is showing a 3-star rating – why? Customer reviews are widely divided between 5-stars (43%) and 1-stars (53%) as of the writing of this post. That kind of disagreement in ratings is rarely seen – unless it’s attitudinal.
Ms. Trump’s book rating is being affected by the division in American society. Those that hate her father will find that reason enough to hate the book. But those in support of the president may give the book high praise even if it hasn’t earned it.
When filtering the reviews for “verified purchases only” there is only a single one-star review while 16 five-star reviews appear. Almost all of the negative reviews appear to be Trump-trolling.
Explaining why she wrote Women Who Work, Ivanka said, “After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about “women who work.” So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.”
A portion of the book’s proceeds goes to “charities committed to empowering and educating women and girls.”
If you’d like to get your own copy of Ivanka Trump‘s best-selling book, you can find it HERE.
Full Description of Ivanka Trump’s Women Who Work
Note: A portion of Ivanka Trump’s proceeds from this book will be donated to charities committed to empowering and educating women and girls.*
I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn’t one right answer. The only person who can create a life you’ll love is you.
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead—which look different for each of us.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also—and just as importantly—a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, “work” encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas.
After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about “women who work.” So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.
Women who work lead meetings and train for marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses.
Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I’ve learned from some of the amazing people I’ve met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women—now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can.