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Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream--And How They're Paying For It
     

Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream--And How They're Paying For It

by Elizabeth Ford, Daniela Drake
 

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Why does society applaud a girl who falls for a guy’s “big blue eyes” yet denounces one who chooses a man with a “big green bankroll”? After all, isn’t earning power more a reflection of a man’s values and character? Smart Girls Marry Money challenges the ideals and assumptions women have blindly accepted about love and

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Why does society applaud a girl who falls for a guy’s “big blue eyes” yet denounces one who chooses a man with a “big green bankroll”? After all, isn’t earning power more a reflection of a man’s values and character? Smart Girls Marry Money challenges the ideals and assumptions women have blindly accepted about love and marriage—and shows how they’ve done so at their own economic peril. In this brazen manifesto, authors Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake use cold hard facts, real science, and true stories to present a compelling case for why mercenary marriages make the most sense for future happiness.

Smart Girls taps into a growing, collective suspicion that the post-feminist world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Female “empowerment” has women working hard to look sexier than ever, while carrying more than their fair share financially. Yet sadly, statistics prove that: not only do women continue to earn far less than their male counterparts, they also suffer far more economically when marriages fail. Ford and Drake think it’s high time that women get their heads out of the clouds and start caring about their own security—the kind that can be measured in dollars and common sense. With an irreverent, straight-talk tone, the authors serve up a sound case and intriguing strategy for how women can truly “have it all.” Sure to spark conversation and controversy, Smart Girls Marry Money will ultimately empower women with a new way to take control of both their economic and romantic lives.

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Library Journal

Ford, daytime producer of The Doctors, and physician Drake challenge women to question the old paradigm of love and marriage and to take care of their own financial security. Through statistics, case studies, and societal observations, the authors argue that it's nice to have money when romantic love inevitably fades. And, they say, no matter how much women achieve in the workplace, men will generally make more money. One chapter summation best encapsulates this controversy-stirring read's logic: "Economic resources never get angry, ask if you've gained weight, or forget to call home." A potential bible for hardened singles and divorcA©es.


—Deborah Bigelow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786746651
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
696 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Ford is an Emmy-award-winning news producer, who currently produces the daytime hit The Doctors.

Daniela Drake, M.D. attended Wellesley College and received an MBA from Stanford University. A former McKinsey consultant, she is now a full-time primary care physician.

Both women have married (for love) and have reaped the consequences. They live in Los Angeles, CA.

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