Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything

Twenty-two Writers Tackle the Last Taboo With Tales of Sudden Windfalls, Staggering Debts, and Other Surprising Turns of Fortune

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
The editors of The Friend Who Got Away are back with a new anthology that will do for money what they did for women’s friendships.

Ours is a culture of confession, yet money remains a distinctly taboo subject for most Americans. In this riveting anthology, a host of celebrated writers explore the complicated role money has played in their lives, whether they’re hiding from creditors or hiding a trust fund. This collection will touch a nerve with anyone who’s ever been afraid to reveal their bank balance.

In these wide-ranging personal essays, Daniel Handler, Walter Kirn, Jill McCorkle, Meera Nair, Henry Alford, Susan Choi, and other acclaimed authors write with startling candor about how money has strengthened or undermined their closest relationships. Isabel Rose talks about the trials and tribulations of dating as an heiress. Tony Serra explains what led him to take a forty-year vow of poverty. September 11 widow Marian Fontana illuminates the heartbreak and moral complexities of victim compensation. Jonathan Dee reveals the debt that nearly did him in. And in paired essays, Fred Leebron and his wife Katherine Rhett discuss the way fights over money have shaken their marriage to the core again and again.

We talk openly about our romantic disasters and family dramas, our problems at work and our battles with addiction. But when it comes to what is or is not in our wallets, we remain determinedly mum. Until now, that is. Money Changes Everything is the first anthology of its kind—an unflinching and on-the-record collection of essays filled with entertaining and enlightening insights into why we spend, save, and steal.

The pieces in Money Changes Everything range from the comic to the harrowing, yet they all reveal the complex, emotionally charged role money plays in our lives by shattering the wall of silence that has long surrounded this topic.

Baker & Taylor
In a compelling anthology of entertaining and insightful essays, a group of notable writers candidly assesses the complex role of money in their lives and personal relationships, in a collection that features contributions by JIll McCorkle, Daniel Handler, Susan Choi, Walter Kirn, Meera Nair, Henry Alford, Jonathan Dee, and others. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Various notable writers candidly assess the complex role of money in their lives and in their personal relationships, in a collection that features contributions by Daniel Handler, Susan Choi, and Jonathan Dee.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385516693
038551669X
Characteristics: xxii, 291 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schappell, Elissa
Offill, Jenny 1968-

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Sep 14, 2009

very broing also recommended for youth audience

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