SEATTLE, Washington My friend Michelle Goodman launched The Anti 9-to-5 Guideat Elliott Bay Book Company this weekend. People nearly fought over chairs, except it's the Emerald City, so we settled for snippy looks, flared nostrils and the odd moue.
I'm already free-range, but I bought a copy anyway, since page 167 flatters the ole ego: "Amanda Castleman, a 31-year-old travel writer, who spends three to four months on the road, says that in her book, freelancing is the only way to go. Without the leash of an editorial desk job, she's free to traipse from Hong Kong to Capetown to Honningsvag and back again, selling her stories to her cache of publishing contacts along the way."
Go on. Flee the corporate mothership.
You too can enjoy a carpet commute and catastrophic health coverage!