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

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


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.”

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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)

About 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.

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.”

Cathi Hanauer

“The most interesting anthology I’ve seen in years. I read it with fascination, to the very last page.”

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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