how to live professionally long and prosper

ann patchett:

Many talented women have been chewed up and spit out by 36, while a lucky few keep going. At this point in the story of (Reese) Witherspoon’s career, there was no guarantee of professional longevity.

Here she gives a great deal of the credit to her husband, Jim Toth, for helping her reimagine her job… He told her that if she wasn’t finding the roles she wanted, she needed to develop them herself.

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