• Blowing My Way to the Top

  • How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career You Deserve
  • By: Jen Atkin
  • Narrated by: Jen Atkin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (407 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From entrepreneur and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin comes a smart and spirited guide to finding your voice and creating the life and career you deserve - along with a behind-the-scenes look into Jen’s own wild and wonderful road to success. 

Hailed by The New York Times as “the most influential hair stylist in the world”, Jen Atkin is a celebrated businesswoman, influencer, and stylist and friend to A-list celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenners and Chrissy Teigen. But Jen’s success didn’t arrive overnight. Her glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle came from years of hard work, humility, and hustle. In Blowing My Way to the Top, Jen shatters the illusion of effortless, instant success that permeates social media to reveal the sweat, dedication, and drive it really takes to make it. 

In this inspiring, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny book, Jen chronicles her remarkable journey and shares what she’s learned along the way. From growing up in a conservative Mormon community where girls were discouraged from pursuing their ambitions, to striking out on her own and finding success on the celebrity style circuit, to building the cult-status brand OUAI - Jen reveals with refreshing candor the lessons, mistakes, and memorable moments that have paved her road to success. 

Jen also offers insight into the values that have allowed her to thrive in the modern, digital landscape, including the importance of creating authentic content, investing in community, and building social conscious into the ethos of a business. And as a trailblazer in a male-dominated industry, Jen speaks frankly about the challenges she’s faced and provides crucial advice for other women, from the importance of running your business like a feminist to building camaraderie amid the competition to learning to navigate the work and life issues that impact women most. 

At the end of the day, Jen has one simple message: If I can do it, you can too. Blowing My Way to the Top is destined to become the must-listen career guide for a new generation, empowering listeners everywhere with the permission to dream big - and the tools to make those dreams a reality. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Jen Atkin (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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For influencers

While her story is interesting, it’s the perennial small town girl moves to the big city and makes it big with hard work and being in the right place at the right time. She has built an impressive beauty/lifestyle brand, but it lacks any in-depth insight. The book doesn’t contain any ground breaking business information unless your are a social network influencer. The life advice is all very intuitive, be nice, don’t get involved in petty nonsense, “follow your heart” and make sure you do what you love for a living.

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The book you didn’t know you needed

I’ve followed Jen Atkin since the kardashian ladies exposed her to the world. She has been a business woman that has been beyond relatable but also lived the glamorous life one could only fantasize over. Her words and thoughts that have collected within this book can really help people like myself that chose the unconventional lifestyle of taking risk and owning your choices. Owning two businesses myself and having read hundreds of self help and business books I have to say Jen articulated the word of hard work and self discipline with grace and a humble standing. All in all this is a exceptional book for the outstanding business woman she has become. Bravo!

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So inspiring❣️

This book helped me to see my life from a different view. If I learned anything it was to always be authentic to myself. Jen is so inspiring in many ways. Thank you!

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Loved every minute

This book was incredible! Felt like it was written for me. Thank you Jen!! 🖤💜

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can we best friends?

I don’t know what I expected and what made me buy the book but, wow thank you! what a great read for the end of 2020. It is non-cheesy encouraging, inspiring and just a great read I’ll share with all my friends!

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Amazing read for anyone!

I am not a hairstylist, but I do have my own business that relies heavily on self-promotion. I am an avid reader and love memoirs, so I thought I'd give Jen Atkin's book a try. I thought she may have some funny stories and she's clearly very successful, so maybe I'd learn a thing or two. I finished the book in one day. Jen's approach is classy, professional and honest. She offers tips on confidence, promotion, professionalism, networking and more!

And like I said, you don't have to be a hairstylist, an influencer or running a product line to read this book. I'm a psychotherapist in Beverly Hills and I learned so much from Jen. Thank you!!

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Amazing Book! Highly recommend!

Couldn't stop listening! I think I'll even listen again! Highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay their own business!

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Woowww

the advice and encouragement I didn't know I even need. a MUST read for literally everyone. would make a GREAT gift!! 10/10 would recommend!!

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this was hard finish

it's a book about how luck changed her!
I thought she was gonna tell the how? the what and where?
I'm happy for other stylist that make it.
but a road map of would have been ideal

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Actionable success principals

This book is also great for people starting out or starting over after the pandemic, after divorce, after anything where you feel like you are “starting over”, at any age. I have had a successful business and what she says is true and her advice is excellent. These are actionable success principals. I personally am starting over after the pandemic and a two year border closure that essentially closed my business, and I am using Jen’s advice step by step. Thank you Jen!

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  • 11-14-21

Jen is such a visionary! Must read for female entrepreneurs

I absolutely loved Jen’s story. She came from no LA/celeb background and she worked her way to the top through sheer talent and motivation. This isn’t a normal entrepreneur book that tells you the usual tips.

Ouai is such a phenomenon and so I wanted to hear about Jen’s journey. Absolutely thrilled to have read this.

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  • Kelsey
  • 02-23-21

Inspired

Loved this book, listened to it in full and felt inspired and motivated. Must read

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  • Natalie Hunter
  • 01-29-21

Nice Listen

Worth a listen if you know who she is- great structure, creative writing at its best, interesting personal notes which I didn’t know before. Good for her, she’s a smart woman and very kind. Recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-21

Not for me

A little too celeb name droppy, not a lot of good juicy advice. It’s well narrated but the content left me disappointed.

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  • Theres
  • 03-10-21

Basic and general

Jen is by all means a very successful and hardworking woman. But this book lacks gripping narration and story line.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-20

Brilliant self improvement book

Useful from beginning to end for someone aspiring to grow, motivate and improve themselves. Equally fascinating.

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  • 12-09-20

A complete guide to doing life RIGHT!

BLOWING MY WAY TO THE TOP is so much more than a business book, it’s a bible for what it takes to make your dreams become a reality, a book full of important life lessons and even a smart girls finance class. Let me share a little secret with you from Jen’s book, it has less to do with being a celebrity stylist and more about being a good person and working HARD always, but not to the point of burn out! One of my favourite quotes from Jen’s book in reference to social media and also the difference between being confident vs cocky was this quote ‘are you showing up or showing off’, also ’don't forget who you are right now’ and the quote ‘there’s a lot of work, behind the work’ 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #truth Congratulations on your book launch Jen, as a fellow female founder who also took a scary risk at 19 myself, I am so proud of you. Thank you for your authenticity, genuine guidance and honest story telling. Olivia SHHH SILK