A must-read for any new or aspiring managers.
This book helped me more than any others in the run-up to taking on a managerial role. It helped me learn what to expect, and the story-telling nature of it really gelled with me.
I re-read it a couple times early in my management career and found myself nodding along with a, "Yep, that's exactly what happened". Julie really nailed the thoughts and feelings of a new (engineering) manager.