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If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails Audiobook

If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom

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Publisher's Summary

After failing at 22 other jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using 24 unconventional lessons learned from her mom, Barbara built that tiny company into a $4 billion business, and today she's richer than her wildest childhood dreams.

Barbara's hilarious stories and her mom's pithy advice (from "If you want to be a cheerleader, you better know the cheers" to "Jumping out the window will make you either an ass or a hero") are bound to inspire greatness in any reader. This national best seller (previously titled Use What You've Got) will make you feel better about yourself and teach you to look at obstacles in a whole different way.

This audiobook is identical to Use What You've Got.

©2003 Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield; (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Corcoran's humanity, humor, and wisdom gently convey worthwhile lessons for those who would like to succeed on their own terms." (Miami Herald)
"A practial, funny compendium of advice that should stick with any reader." (USA Today)
"A likeable and worthwhile book, an honorable contribution with heart." (Publishers Weekly)

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    ASH Georgia 04-27-04
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    "Enjoyable and Inspiring!"

    One of the most enjoyable and inspiring audiobooks I've listened to. It was the perfect companion on a long drive because it allowed for time to brainstorm ways to apply the thoughts and ideas the author talked about to my own business. I think that being read by the author also makes it more enjoyable because you can really hear her personality and passion come alive.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Vista, CA, USA 12-12-04
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    "A great communication, sales & marketing book!"

    For everybody interested in communication, self-improvement, sales or marketing, this book is a 'must listen'. You'll be fascinated when Barbara tells her story, becoming a successfull self-made Real Estate Agent with basically zero education and capital. It seems all you need is a sharp mind and a good way with people... A great book!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    TN Dallas, TX USA 08-29-04
    TN Dallas, TX USA 08-29-04

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    "A must read for anyone who was poor student."

    A must read for anyone starting a business who was poor student in school or anyone that loves a good story. The book is funny interesting and inspirational. For the many people who were unable to excel in school it is so helpful when the individuals who have achieved phenomenal success share their stories. The other current best seller that highlights this phenomenon is, "The Devil in the White City" detailing the extraordinary contributions of Daniel H. Burnham. Enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MariaOh Seattle, WA 12-11-04
    MariaOh Seattle, WA 12-11-04 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyable listen..."

    This was a fun listen. Corcoran relays practical business insights in a funny and light hearted way. I wanted to keep driving so I could listen to the whole book. Highly recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Ladera Ranch, CA, USA 09-18-04
    Scott Ladera Ranch, CA, USA 09-18-04
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    "Excellent Buy"

    I loved this book. Entertaining and informative. Very basic but true to every business professional. Highly recommended.

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    Frederick 05-29-16
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    "empowerment"

    her mother taught her to be a strong woman able to accomplish great things one step at a time

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    Jenny 10-13-15
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    "what an inspiration!"

    Anything is possible and Barbara demonstrates that beautifully. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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    Mr. Jim 08-27-15
    Mr. Jim 08-27-15
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    "fantastic!"

    I really got a lot out of this story. I also love the fact that Barbara read the story herself.

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    eTina Pittsburgh, PA, US 05-06-15
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    "Story I didn't want to end..."

    Barbara Corcoran is very animated, she is straight to the point telling her story. Great read! I would recommend! M

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    Kindle Customer 02-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great, funny, inspiring, helpful and most of all,"

    Thank you Barbara for inspiring me in so many ways!! I read this book several years ago and loved it then. It is an extra treat to hear you read it out loud! Someday I hope to help many people and encourage them the same way you have me:)
    Great, funny, inspiring, helpful and most of all enjoyable!!

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