The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships [NOOK Book]

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Money. It affects us all. So why is it so difficult for us to acknowledge its enormous impact on our private affairs?

In this riveting and provocative anthology of original essays, more than two dozen of America's most esteemed women writers share their deepest feelings about personal finance and how it profoundly influences their relationships with parents, children, spouses, siblings, lovers, and ultimately with themselves. Witty, nuanced, and startlingly intimate, The ...

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Overview

Money. It affects us all. So why is it so difficult for us to acknowledge its enormous impact on our private affairs?

In this riveting and provocative anthology of original essays, more than two dozen of America's most esteemed women writers share their deepest feelings about personal finance and how it profoundly influences their relationships with parents, children, spouses, siblings, lovers, and ultimately with themselves. Witty, nuanced, and startlingly intimate, The Secret Currency of Love offers a transformative look at the delicate nature of love and money while providing fascinating insight into how a modern generation of women is defining itself in the new social economy.

Contributors include Leslie Bennetts • Veronica Chambers • Julia Glass • Lori Gottlieb Kathryn Harrison • Sheri Holman • Ann Hood • Karen Karbo • Dani Shapiro • Amy Sohn

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Editorial Reviews

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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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!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061984808
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,260,658
  • File size: 601 KB

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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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    Remarkably frank stories about.......money

    An interesting collection of stories on how a variety of women writers deal with (or don't deal with) money. Good reading, sometimes funny, with the writers giving us glimpses of painful moments in their lives. The book was edited by Hilary Black, who is an excellent editor. Too good, maybe. I had the uncomfortable feeling throughout that Ms Black had used the names and stories of each writer but had written the book herself. Every writer represented sounds exactly like every other writer. The stories vary, the backgrounds of the women vary to some degree, but there is only one voice being heard here. Nonetheless, it's a well-written book on an always fascinating topic.

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