Book Reviews of Green with Envy : Why Keeping Up with the Joneses Is Keeping Us in Debt

Green with Envy : Why Keeping Up with the Joneses Is Keeping Us in Debt
Green with Envy Why Keeping Up with the Joneses Is Keeping Us in Debt
Author: Shira Boss
ISBN-13: 9780446578356
ISBN-10: 0446578355
Publication Date: 5/9/2006
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Warner Business Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Green with Envy : Why Keeping Up with the Joneses Is Keeping Us in Debt on + 86 more book reviews
Well written and fun.
It also makes many good points. The conclusions were a little new-agey for my tastes, but the book makes an important point (that we stress ourselves and harm ourselves over something that is more fantasty than reality)
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Book Description
Everyone wants to keep up with the Joneses, regardless of income, occupation, or net worth. Our contentment is based on how we measure up to those around us, how close we come to the image we feel compelled to live up to, even when it means putting up a front. But how can anyone make realistic comparisons to others when everyone's personal finances are shrouded in secrecy and shame? We're living in the dark, and it's turning the American dream into an anxiety attack. A tantalizing mix of hard facts and delicious gossip, Green with Envy peers into the lives and checkbooks of our neighbors--from a national politician to a New York City couple to a suburban family--and gives readers what they need to improve their financial well being without touching their bank accounts.