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"If you want to understand many women's complex and contradictory attitudes about money, take out your wallet and buy Liz Perle's very personal and very honest look at the subject in Money, A Memoir." Myrna Blyth, former editor-in-chief of Ladies Home Journal and author of Spin Sisters
"A smart, funny, insightful book on woman and money. Liz Perle writes with love and enthusiasm about this essential topic."—Judith Orloff M.D., author of Positive Energy
"This deceptively powerful book is a must-read for any woman who really wants to be in control of her life. Written with humor and hard-won wisdom, I hope it inspires women to really look honestly at what at their relationship is to money. It's an examination that's long overdue."— Arianna Huffington, editor of the Huffingtonreport.com
"Change is in the air. Someone finally has the courage to be straight about women's emotional struggles with money. Every woman who reads this touching, smart and true book will come away with more insight into one of the most important relationships in her life - the one between her and her pocketbook." — Debbie Ford, author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers and The Best Year of Your Life
"This is a book for any woman who feels uncomfortable with the subject of money, i.e., nearly all of us. It proves what Simone de Beauvoir wrote fifty years ago—that women will always be the second sex until we take financial responsibility for our lives. Part autobiography, part social science study, Money, A Memoir is an intelligent, reader-friendly book that couldn't be more timely."—Marilyn Yalom, author of History of the Wife and Birth of the Chess Queen
|Prologue: Money, a Memoir||1|
|1||Secrets and Lies||21|
|2||The Emotional Middle Class||43|
|5||You Can Never Be Too Rich or Too Thin||120|
|6||For Richer or Poorer||139|
|7||The Death of the Inner Stewardess||169|
|8||Egocide (or Downward Mobility)||192|
|9||Money Can't Buy Me Love||217|
|Epilogue: Mark Twain Was Right (or Was It Thomas Jefferson?)||239|
Posted November 6, 2006
I started reading this in the bookstore. I was captivated over the first 4 pages. What an in depth revelation of a shallow and empty life! Problem was, when I purchased the book and got home to what I thought would be an all day read, I was very dissapointed. Seems Ms. Perle is all better now that she got a grip and got remarried. The financial discourse is even shallower than her personal life pre-crisis. Read the first few pages in the store while sipping a latte or two. They will be more fulfilling than the full read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2006
I was intrigued by this book and found some of it interesting. The useful part of the book are some of the anecdotes and stories. However, much of the book I found to be disorganized and disjointed. Also, while a woman myself, I didn't quite see the point (marketing?) why to constrain the book to women. After all, many of us have mates and relatives and friends and money conflicts and issues with those folks. The author lacks authority and credentials in the finance realm. I have to question some of the premises of the book as well. The biggest is that women don't take an interest in investing. That certainly isn't the experience of myself and many, many women that I know! I bought and read a copy of Mind Over Money and preferred that book over this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2011
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