Every weekday morning, more than 7 million people get an email ping from theSkimm (mine arrives at approximately 6:23 AM), the subscription-based newsletter that delivers global news, political breakdowns, and need-to-know info to your inbox before you’ve even brewed your coffee. The newsletter, known for its quippy voice and digestible explainers on nuanced issues, has become a pillar of information for c-suite career women and college students alike.
This June, theSkimm bring its mass appeal to readers in a whole new way with the launch of their debut book How To Skimm Your Life (Ballantine Books). In the same voice that Skimm readers know and love, the book dishes out advice and helpful tips on every area of life, from how to correctly serve pinot (hint: it’s not in a coffee mug), to how to do taxes, and how to navigate your career (yes, it really does cover everything).
You can absorb some of the genius IRL. To coincide with the book's June 10 launch, theSkimm co-founders and CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, will embark on a national tour: In 10 cities across the country, MarieClaire.com can exclusively announce, the duo will host “nights out,” ticketed conversations during which Carly and Danielle share their own (very impressive) story of success, plus tips and tricks for creating a budget, negotiating a better salary, and more. Attendees will get to network with other Skimmers and receive a complimentary copy of How To Skimm Your Life. (VIP guests can pick up even more swag, like new headshots and one-on-one time with the co-founders.) So basically, sign me up ASAP, adulting is hard.
Carly and Danielle hope that the tour and book will enable readers totally kill the game that we call life: “Our goal with this book is to empower readers to take action on important decisions you make as an adult,” they tell MarieClaire.com. “We are so excited to travel the country, sharing our own experiences in the hopes that attendees walk away learning something they can apply in their own lives.”
Presales for the theSkimm Night Out begin Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets officially go on sale Wednesday, March 27. The 10-city tour starts June 10, and includes stops in New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Nashville, TN; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Charleston, SC; and Atlanta, GA. More info can be found here. (opens in new tab)
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Megan DiTrolio is the editor of features and special projects at Marie Claire, where she oversees all career coverage and writes and edits stories on women’s issues, politics, cultural trends, and more. In addition to editing feature stories, she programs Marie Claire’s annual Power Trip conference and Marie Claire’s Getting Down To Business Instagram Live franchise.
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