Lost and Found by Geneen Roth
Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money

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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.
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Synopsis

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God maps a path to meeting one of our greatest challenges-how we deal with money.

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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About Geneen Roth

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GENEEN ROTH is the author of eight bestselling books about women and food. Her work has been featured in Time, Elle, The New York Times, and other publications. Born in New York, she lives with her husband, Matt Weinstein, in northern California.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Plume. 224 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Mar 02 2011

The author presents a literary one-stop-shop of financial responsibility, social awareness, eating disorders, sexism, spirituality and, above all, happiness.

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Reviewed by Jack Goodstein on Mar 26 2012

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.

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Reviewed by Gina Barrett Putt on Jul 09 2011

Geneen Roth's Lost and Found, Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money is lacking a believable central thesis.

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Women's Voices for Change

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Reviewed by Ainslie Jones Uhl on Apr 05 2011

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.

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