I originally picked up this book because I was looking for some books to recommend at the end of an article I was writing about balancing multiple part-time jobs. I didn't expect it would tell me anything I didn't already know. But once I started reading it, I could not put it down.
The most valuable thing in this book in her section on identifying your priorities. I have spent way too much of my life confused about what kind of work I should be doing and how I should be spending my time, wondering whether I was doing the right thing, and feeling guilty and angst-ridden about my decisions. This book really helped me make a conscious choice about what my priorities are, and how I can best pursue them. I keep a list of my top 6 priorities in life on an index card in my appointment book, where I can see it. Now when I take a couple hours off to go to a dance class, I don't have to feel guilty, because I know my health is one of my top priorities.
Part of the book is devoted to solving problems which are specific to the corporate business world of work. However, workaholism is, in my opinion, rampant in most types of work, and her examples inspired me to come up with solutions to my own specific problems.