The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships
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The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships

by Hilary Black
     
 

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Sex & The City meets The Wall Street Journal....Juicy, smart, dramatic and insightful—an addictive read.”
—Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

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Sex & The City meets The Wall Street Journal....Juicy, smart, dramatic and insightful—an addictive read.”
—Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

 

In The Secret Currency of Love, edited by Hilary Black, acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning women writers explore the fraught and powerful connections between love and money. As featured on the "Today Show"--with contributions by Karen Karbo, Kathryn Harrison, Lori Gottlieb, Julia Glass, Rebecca Traister, Dani Shapiro, Amy Sohn, and others--The Secret Currency of Love takes an unabashed look at relationships through the often-distorting lens of finance. As Elle magazine informs us, “All the bases are covered here, from the hard lessons women learn (and impart) to the inextricability of romance and cold hard cash.”

Editorial Reviews

Forbes
“Multiple themes are explored in personal and heartfelt ways: money is success, failure, control, submission, love and hate. Money can mean the chance at motherhood or the ruin of a marriage. In the end, money is everything and nothing.”
Time magazine
“A compelling new anthology, The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth about Women, Money, and Relationships. In it, a number of prominent female writers (including Julia Glass, Lauri Abraham and Joni Evans) spill the beans about money in their own lives.”
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
“Well-written first-person accounts result in an engrossing read throughout. It’s easy to be affected by their experiences, with emotions running the gamut of happy to dismay to sadness at some outcomes.”
Elle
“Introducing the 27 emotionally invested and powerfully introspective essays in THE SECRET CURRENCY OF LOVE. All the bases are covered here, from the hard lessons women learn (and impart) to the inextricability of romance and cold hard cash.”
San Antonio Express-News
“A compelling new anthology that offers a fascinating look at how women view money that is, by turns witty, scandalous, poignant and heart-rending.”
Cathi Hanauer
“The most interesting anthology I’ve seen in years. I read it with fascination, to the very last page.”
Time Magazine
"A compelling new anthology, The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth about Women, Money, and Relationships. In it, a number of prominent female writers (including Julia Glass, Lauri Abraham and Joni Evans) spill the beans about money in their own lives."
Beth Kobliner
“Funny, insightful and brutally honest, this book is Sex & The City meets The Wall Street Journal, with a sprinkle of Dostoevsky. Hilary Black has inspired stellar writers to wax poetic (and at times, hilariously pathetic) on the last taboo: money. Juicy, smart, dramatic and insightful—an addictive read.”
Stacy Morrison
“Everyone wants to know their worth, in both love and money — but the lessons lie in the tension between the two. The women who authored this incredible collection of essays dare to get inside that conflict and unpeel the complicated truths that make up our life stories.”
Liz Lange
“Deeply honest and scandalously revealing, THE SECRET CURRENCY OF LOVE offers a mirror into our own complicated feelings about money and relationships—and every woman who reads it will see herself in its pages. You won’t be able to put it down!”
Publishers Weekly

While women have made enormous strides in their earning power and financial self-sufficiency in the past century, research shows that many would still be "very willing" to marry for money, underscoring the complicated nature of women's feelings about social roles, independence and finances. This collection of revealing essays examines women's complex money relationships with partners, parents, children and other loved ones. Contributors, including Kathryn Harrison (The Kiss), Amy Sohn (Run Catch Kiss), Julia Glass (Three Junes) and former Simon & Schuster president Joni Evans, offer intimate glimpses into the shame, fear, insecurities, power struggles and psychological evolutions surrounding earning, spending, sharing, coordinating and managing finances inside and outside of romantic relationships. Unstintingly-even shockingly-candid, the writers describe how their feelings about finances shaped or contributed to good and bad marriages, abuse, divorces, breakups, crushes or even avoidance of relationships. This exceptionally honest and poignant collection deserves a place on the bookshelves of women of all ages, backgrounds, income, net worth levels and walks of life. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061560972
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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What People are saying about this

Beth Kobliner
“Funny, insightful and brutally honest, this book is Sex & The City meets The Wall Street Journal, with a sprinkle of Dostoevsky. Hilary Black has inspired stellar writers to wax poetic (and at times, hilariously pathetic) on the last taboo: money. Juicy, smart, dramatic and insightful—an addictive read.”
Stacy Morrison
“Everyone wants to know their worth, in both love and money — but the lessons lie in the tension between the two. The women who authored this incredible collection of essays dare to get inside that conflict and unpeel the complicated truths that make up our life stories.”
Liz Lange
“Deeply honest and scandalously revealing, THE SECRET CURRENCY OF LOVE offers a mirror into our own complicated feelings about money and relationships—and every woman who reads it will see herself in its pages. You won’t be able to put it down!”
Cathi Hanauer
“The most interesting anthology I’ve seen in years. I read it with fascination, to the very last page.”

Meet the Author

During her career as an editor in books and magazines, Hilary Black has held positions at Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, More magazine (where she was a founding editor), and Tango magazine (as editor in chief). She lives with her husband in New York City.

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