A Quick Note About The Book Club Reading of What Color Is Your Parachute

colorThis Monday, the first entry in the book club reading of What Color Is Your Parachute? will be posted, so if you’re interested in participating, you might want to dig out your copy. I will be reading the 2008 edition of the book, but the changes from earlier editions are pretty minimal and you should be able to pretty easily follow along no matter what edition you have. If you’re not sure about participating, read my review of the book and it may help you make up your mind.

The schedule I plan on having nine entries in this edition of the book club, one a week for nine weeks. These will always go up on Mondays, so that you can read the piece on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. I plan on spending two weeks (i.e., two entries) on the first part of the book, two on the second part, and five on the last part because I think the writeups for the last part will be far more involved and interesting. This book is a quick read, with lots of pictures and such, so don’t be shy if it seems like I’m suggesting a lot of pages to read in a week. It averages out to well under ten a day, and many of those pages are littered with images.

Ready? The first entry, to be posted on Monday, will cover chapters one through four, up to page 59 in my 2008 edition of the book. It’s about fifty pages, but very lightly written and with a healthy dose of pictures. Try reading a chapter a night and you’ll be good to go!

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  1. I’m looking forward to this. I think I have the 2007 version, and I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Thanks for selecting this book!

  2. I am in the same boat. This book has been sitting on my shelf of books to read. Thanks for giving me a good reason to finally get going on one of these.

  3. I don’t think I’ll have a chance to read this book this time around, but I’m looking forward to reading your reviews. If it sounds good, I’ll reserve it at my library. Thanks!

  4. Megan says:

    I have the 1997 version, kinda out of date I suppose, but hey, I got it for free. My book is divided into two sections, the workbook and the resource guide. Is that how the newer ones are setup too? I’d like to follow along, I just don’t know how everything will match up.

    Thanks to anyone who can help me out!

  5. Heidi says:

    I read this back in college and didn’t give it much thought. I’m looking forward to getting it back out and hearing your take on it.

  6. Trent says:

    Megan: it’s a little different now. The workbook is now a separate book, but most of that content is still in the book and is now mixed in with the resource guide. You might want to leaf through the newest edition in a bookstore. I checked out several editions through the past decade and they all seemed pretty similar to the newest one.

  7. Minimum Wage says:

    I understand that some people have golden parachutes, but what othee color parachutes do employees have? And how would you know what color yours is?

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