Business Winner: You Are a Badass at Making Money

Money isn’t typically a subject that inspires laughter, or even pleasant conversation. In fact, according to outmoded rules about manners, we’re not even supposed to talk about it at all. But as anyone who remembers Jen Sincero’s likeably iconoclastic tone from You Are a Badass can guess, this isn’t a book about following the herd or fitting in. Here, Sincero beautifully demolishes widely held stigmas about money—that it’s the root of all evil, that rich people are deplorable by nature—and provides real, actionable advice on how to reset your mindset about monetary success. “Contrary to popular belief, money itself is neither good nor bad, friend nor foe, filthy nor clean,” she intones as if she were born to narrate her own book. “It’s just minding its own business, trying not to get jammed in a soda machine.” Sincero dissects the mental tendencies and inner voice that might be blocking your ability to see a path to monetary success—and does so with signature turns-of-phrase that will have you laughing all the way to the bank (quite literally, if you follow her counsel). —Courtney, Audible Editor

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