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

By: Barbara Corcoran, Bruce Littlefield
Narrated by: Barbara Corcoran
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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.

Critic reviews

"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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Excellent Buy

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

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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.

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Her narration is fantastic

I really enjoyed Barbara’s story and hearing how she applied her mother’s lessons as she made it to the top. It was way more intriguing to hear her tell it in her own words with her own inflection and enthusiasm. Bravo!

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Fun, Cute Stories, Great Life Lessons

I really enjoyed listening to this short audio book. Barbara does a great job at weaving the cute stories from her childhood into solid business and life lessons from her career. It’s easy to get involved in the storyline and stay engaged. Perfectly orchestrated!

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Very funny, enjoyed throughout. Great life lessons.

This was extra special to me being in real estate sales over 30 years. Childhood lessons were great and being from New Jersey too. My mother and granny always encouraged me and I too was told I could do anything I put my mind too. And I have. God Bless those who encourage kids in this way. Thank you Barbara Corcoran!

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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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Such a delight

This book was referred to me by my business partner....And man do I not regret taking the listen.

Barbara is smart, fun, witty, and has the type of cunning I can't even begin to describe.

This book made me laugh, got me thinking, and was an inspiration.l!

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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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