When Geneen Roth and her husband lost their life savings in the Bernard Madoff debacle, Roth joined the millions of Americans dealing with financial turbulence, uncertainty, and abrupt reversals in their expectations. The resulting shock was the catalyst for her to explore how women's habits and behaviors around money-as with food-can lead to exactly the situations they most want to avoid. Roth identified her own unconscious choices: binge shopping followed by periods of budgetary self-deprivation, "treating" herself in ways that ultimately failed to sustain, and using money as a substitute for love, among others. As she examined the deep sources of these habits, she faced the hard truth about where her "self-protective" financial decisions had led. With irreverent humor and hard-won wisdom, she offers provocative and radical strategies for transforming how we feel and behave about the resources that should, and can, sustain and support our lives.
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The author presents a literary one-stop-shop of financial responsibility, social awareness, eating disorders, sexism, spirituality and, above all, happiness.Read Full Review of Lost and Found: Unexpected R... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Although Roth is adamant that she is not a “lemonade out of lemon” type of person, this is clearly a book that belies her protestations. She loses all her money, and learns all sorts of valuable lessons.Read Full Review of Lost and Found: Unexpected R... | See more reviews from Blog Critics
Geneen Roth's Lost and Found, Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money is lacking a believable central thesis.Read Full Review of Lost and Found: Unexpected R...
Roth claims no expertise in financial matters, but she makes a provocative case for developing ongoing self-awareness, convincing us that we can free ourselves of old (and destructive) patterns, preserve our precious resources, and end up on the right side of enough.Read Full Review of Lost and Found: Unexpected R...
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