Author Interview: Dr. Lois Frankel

Dr. Lois Frankel, author of NYT bestselling Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. Her latest audiobook will be out January 7, 2020, and is now available for pre-order on

[audiobook title=”Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out” isbn=”9781549124259″ author=”Dr. Lois Frankel” narrator=”The Author”][/audiobook]

Dr. Frankel spoke with us about her reasons for writing this book, her own favorite audiobooks, and what she loves about independent bookstores.

Please tell us a little bit about what inspired you to write this book and how this story took shape for you.

The book was inspired by the women who attended my keynotes who, when I would give tips for effective communication, would say, “I wish I had you on my shoulder whispering in my ear when I need others to listen to me.” Or they’d ask me to recommend a book to help them, and I couldn’t identify one that provided a wide-array of scenarios.

In two sentences or less, what’s something that might surprise listeners about your audiobook?

That I actually demonstrate how it sounds to communicate professionally in nearly 100 everyday situations where you wish you had the right words on the tip of your tongue. If you can hear it, you can do it too!

Have you listened to your own audiobook? If so, what struck you about the narration?

Yes, I have. It struck me that it was a fun book to listen to!

Are you an audiobook listener? If so, what are some of your favorite audiobooks?

Yes, I am. I tend to like mysteries, biographies, and historical fiction. A few favorites are anything by David Baldacci and James Patterson, The Devil in the White City with Erik Larsen, The Rainbow Comes and Goes with Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, and No Higher Honor with Condoleezza Rice.

What have independent bookstores and/or booksellers meant to you personally and professionally?

I have found independent bookstores/booksellers always a delight to work with as I set up keynotes and book signing events. Given that they are typically smallish and often owner-operated, the personal attention is unbeatable. Personally, I trust their recommendations more and know that their customers will be more like me than some of the bigger chains.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?

Yes! Purchase my latest book, Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out, through, let me know, and I will send you a free companion workbook. Just e-mail me at

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