Lost and Found
One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life
ISBN10: 0452297761 ISBN13: 9780452297760 Publisher: Penguin USA (P) Published: Apr 3 2012 Pages: 207 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.