Praise for "Terminal Ambition"
"Author Kate McGuinness does a terrific job highlighting the challenges that are all too familiar to women in the working world, especially in big law. An intriguing portrayal of discrimination and harassment, Terminal Ambition is a must read."
– Susan Estrich, Fox News Commentator, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law, University of Southern California, Author of Sex and Power
"Every working woman should read this
book! Author Kate McGuinness both entertains and educates, inspires and
motivates women and men who are with them to claim the rights that is theirs by
law and more. Brilliant,
passionate, "Terminal Ambition" could revolutionize how you think
about going to work and what you can do there."
– Kathleen Barry, Professor Emerita
Pennsylvania State University
Author of Female
Sexual Slavery; Unmaking
War, Remaking Men
“A gritty legal thriller, set in the everyday life of high-priced lawyers and
their wealthy corporate clients, that pivots on the theme of sexual harassment.
This page-turner book not only illuminates one of the most persistent and
important gender-justice problems of the day---a problem that continues to
burden the lives of professional women decades after the Anita Hill/Clarence
Thomas incident---but it also raises thorny moral questions that challenge every
woman or man who seeks success in the top professions of our society. A must
read for lawyers and nonlawyers alike.”
– Roy L. Brooks, Warren
Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San
Diego School of Law
"The issues addressed in
McGuinness' intriguing first novel - from acquaintance rape to sexual
harassment - are ones that will be all too familiar to her readers.
Heroine Maggie Mahoney's courage in challenging the status quo will inspire
young women to speak up and take action in their own lives."
– Abigail Collazo
"In Maggie Mahoney, Mc Guinness has created a vivid and engaging protagonist, who possesses grit, integrity and a burning desire for justice. Surely admirable qualities for a lawyer---but they may yet bring about her destruction."
– Claire McNab, Former President Sisters in Crime, Author of Accidental Death
"In this engaging thriller, Terminal Ambition tackles the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in a big law firm. From its dramatic opening on a mountaintop to intriguing scenes inside the walls of a powerful firm, this page-turner offers reader a wild ride they won’t soon forget."
– Steven J. Harper
Author: The Partnership; Crossing Hoffa
Retired partner, Kirkland & Ellis
“A terrific, smart,
honest book. Kate McGuinness knows the inside scoop on life at a big law firm.
She also knows how to write a suspenseful page-turner—one that doesn’t shy away
from presenting the ugly reality of workplace sexual harassment and
discrimination. As important as it is long overdue.”
– Will Meyerhofer,
JD MSW, author of Way
Worse Than Being a Dentist