First off, let me start by saying I love to read. However, I love to read particular books on specific subjects. Recently in conversation I said “I love reading fiction, I’m not such a fan of true story stuff.” AKA non-fiction.
The next book waiting for me to jump in to was Geneen Roth’s Lost and Found. And true story it was. So true, that it scared the daylights out of me.
I wonder if it scared me because of what it was about. The author details how she and her husband, along with several friends, lost their life savings to Bernie Madoff, and then what happened after as a result.
Money talk is always interesting, because I’m sure most of us have heard that it’s one thing that should not be discussed publicly. People are funny with money. Period.
Geneen is so honest about her habits and relationship with money, it really got me thinking about how I deal with my own finances. I by no means use money to make myself feel better, but I’d be lying if I said I’ve never gotten a thrill out of a purchase.
From the very first page, readers will join Geneen on a journey that will take you through how she gained freedom from old patterns, to how she learned to sustain a healthy life.
She tells her very personal story with humor and years of wisdom. It’s not a book full of advice, but a book full of countless stories.
If you read it, I’m positive that it will definitely get you thinking. And for me, that’s step number one.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.