written by Sofia Santiago
published by Createspace, 2014
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Where I stopped reading: I only made it through the first several pages.
Why I stopped reading: I’m clearly not the target audience for this book; not only do I not have enough working knowledge of Excel to make sense of Santiago’s tips, but I was also horrified at the blatant sexism she uses to explain things. I was expecting an “Excel for dummies with a feminine twist” sort of thing, and instead I had to keep reminding myself I’m allowed to vote. Disappointing.
What others have rated this book: There was one 3-star review on Amazon. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.
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