Sex, Love, and Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce [NOOK Book]

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One of the nation's top divorce lawyers opens his case files to share true stories that rival the most outrageous fiction

Gerald Nissenbaum knows everything about his clients-how much is in their bank accounts, what kind of sex their spouses like, if they married for money or power, and who cheated with whom. For the first time in his long career, Nissenbaum gives the ...
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Sex, Love, and Money: Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-Stakes Divorce

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Overview

One of the nation's top divorce lawyers opens his case files to share true stories that rival the most outrageous fiction

Gerald Nissenbaum knows everything about his clients-how much is in their bank accounts, what kind of sex their spouses like, if they married for money or power, and who cheated with whom. For the first time in his long career, Nissenbaum gives the lowdown on all the antics he's experienced in dealing with clients who have money to burn.

From a C-note hooker-turned-trophy-wife who put her dying husband into a nursing home and drained his bank accounts, to the dad who spent millions to recover the kids his wife kidnapped, this memoir is by turns dark, cathartic, vengeful, and hilarious as it describes the high-end, high-conflict divorces that ruin the lives of everyone involved.

Currently commanding $700 per hour, Nissenbaum sees firsthand how neurotic, unrealistic, status-hungry, manipulative, and sex-crazed his multimillion-dollar clients can be. In the style of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Nissenbaum and Sedgwick blow the doors off the dark side of marriage, making this outrageous and compelling memoir a truly guilty pleasure.


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"The Kitchen Confidential of divorce—-a deliciously gossipy, scandal-filled, insider's view of the high-stakes, big-money world we rarely get to see." —-Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Vanished
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101171721
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,059,087
  • File size: 467 KB

Meet the Author


Gerald Nissenbaum, J.D., a practicing trial lawyer and family law attorney since 1967, has been named one of the best lawyers in America by Town and Country, as well as a top ten divorce attorney by Worth.

John Sedgwick is the critically acclaimed author of the novels The Dark House and The Education of Mrs. Bemis, as well as three works of narrative nonfiction and the multigenerational family memoir In My Blood.

An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    A must-read, even if you're not divorcing

    Valuable insights and information into the mess all divorces have the potential to become. These are extreme cases but the author gives little bits of advice as each situation unfolds. (i.e. If you've lost the judge, you've lost the case.) A practical post chapter at the end gives basic advice for dealing with divorce and custody. A good read that will help anyone dealing with divorce. At first I didn't like the way the book was written with dialogue, but I got over it because the subject matter was so compelling. Practical and informative, not trashy, as the title implies. I've already recommended it to four people with custody/divorce issues. I don't need to read books on divorce, but I enjoyed this one. Non-fiction.

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

    Libel and Slander Dominate in "Madame and Millionaire" chapters; Beware the remaining content

    This book is pure yellow journalism, fiction as its worst, posing as NON-fiction. Gerry writes about the Simon vs. Simon case, thinly veiled, of course and makes outrageous allegations about Madame Simon. He has written this entire book as a smoke screen to point the jaundice gaze of the Boston Bar association away from himself and his "Egregious ACTS: enumerated in the judgment against him by Judge Steinburg of Mass. He knows that HE is the true Gold-digger and has been found to be the rapist and pillager of the Simon Estate, while accusing the Madame of just that. He is the embodiment of hypocrisy and the type of lawyer that makes other lawyers throw up, and wish they were in a different brotherhood. Gerry is the greediest man we've ever known in the Boston Bar and soon should be disbarred after the BBO finishes its investigation into this thug. If only he could write truthfully about his experiences he might have a new career as a writer, but he'll have to stick to fiction, because once he has been deemed a liar and a thief by a Boston judge, there's no credibility left. Don't waste your money on this filth, He is a self-aggradizing misogynistic, megalomaniac who spins a drivelling tale, that would best be in a script. If they do make a movie of this crap, I'll be right there to offer the actual facts about this land-shark, who had the audacity to try to divorce my husband from myself posthumously. He'll do anything for money, which makes him lower than the cunningest of prostitutes.

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