Brancaccio is host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio's award-winning business program produced at the University of Southern California and distributed nationwide by Public Radio International.
This work is unsophisticated and nearly devoid of useful financial content. It reads more like a personal diary than an analysis of America's views on money. If the publisher's blurb had been clear on this then it would not have merited a low score, but then I would not have squandered my money on this title either.
If you're looking for the accounts of a travelling journalist loosely coupled to alternative ways of using a lump sum of money, then this book is for you.