Money Changes Everything
Twenty-two Writers Tackle the Last Taboo With Tales of Sudden Windfalls, Staggering Debts, and Other Surprising Turns of FortuneBook - 2007
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, enlightening insights into why we spend, save, and steal. 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. 9/11 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, Kathryn Rhett, discuss the way fights over money have shaken their marriage to the core again and again. 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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 810.803553
Characteristics: xxii, 291 p. ; 25 cm.