After being laid off twice in 60 days, I was at a loss for words. I struggled like most of the working class in the US are struggling now. Depression and other ailments start to take over everyday life. With all the extra spare time I had, I researched on how to make it through and found nothing out there. Until I came across Laid Off But Not Laid Out!! Can you say THANK YOU!!!! This book is so ontime for me and so many others. I enjoyed reading and relating to the issues presented throughout the book and the greatly benefited from the “solutions” that Kim provides. The solutions simply being ways in which she and others handled layoffs time and time again. You will absolutely enjoy this “handbook” and will refer back to it time and time again. It has not left my daily work bag since I bought it except when i’m reading it, for the um-teenth time. Excellent, excellent read and highly recommend it to anyone with eyeballs!!! - SFJ


This book is based on the real life experience of someone who has gone through it and survived. I have read it and recommend it to anyone who is trying to get an edge on getting back to work or knows someone who is. – James T. Maultsby

In an open, conversational style, Laid Off But Not Laid Out explores the experiences of the roller coaster ride that drove author Kimberly C. Kisner to draw the reader into the conscious and sub-conscious thinking that calibrated her unemployment experience. Part confessional, part self-help and resoruce guide, Laid Off is a primer for how to prioritize your business/life affairs if the ax falls. It doubles as a diary taking the reader into the author’s teary, dreary, and esteem-crashing moments, but the book is hardly a wet handkerchief.
After each chapter, drawing from her nightmarshih journey through fear and emotional pain, Kisner suppliers the reader with an uplifting, practial list of “To Do’s” such as : “grieve the loss of your job, but briefly; make some time for yourself and your loved ones; realize that recovery does not happen overnight; register at an unemployment agency, update your resume, and “brand” yourself”
A quick, nappy, ambitious read, Laid Off is a testament to notable Nigerian writer Chicua Achebe’s delcaration that, indeed literature can alter our social and policital condition. In this case, it might also lead to a job. – Sean C. Post