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Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime Paperback – March 24, 2015
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Praise for Dina Gachman
Dina weaves comic gold by exposing the revelatory moments and little humiliations of things everyone can relate to. By turns fun, funny and gut-punching, she keeps it light but isn't afraid to go in for the kill.” Ransom Riggs, author, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City
Dina Gachman has the amazing ability to make you actually want to listen to someone else’s money problems. You may not want to listen to a friend talk about her student loans, lack of job, or being on hold with the unemployment office, but somehow you’ll stick with Dina through all that and more.” Eve Troeh, reporter, NPR Marketplace
Dina Gachman’s wry wit, perspective, and cultural knowledge give her writing a highly readable, fun, and easy to digest style.” Eamon McNiff, producer, ABC's 20/20
"Most people don’t like to talk about money, or their own failures. Thank goodness Dina Gachman does. Her very funny book is full of great practical advice for anyone struggling with money which, let’s be honest, is all of us.”Dorothy Pomerantz, L.A. Bureau Chief, Forbes
"Brokenomics is a wise, witty, and wonderful guide to living cheaply and well. Even the well-heeled should heed Dina Gachman’s excellent advice that you don’t have to spend wildly to have a great life. In the hours it took me to read her hilarious book, I didn’t spend a dime and laughed my butt off.”Joseph D’Agnese, author of The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed
"Dina’s writing is awesomely weird in the best way possible." Jenny Lawson, author, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
"From unemployment to the business of TV, her stories are both smart and entertaining, which is not an easy balance to pull off.” Dorothy Pomerantz, editor, Forbes
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Top Customer Reviews
Offensive. She went to a flea market with her mother where she noted the 300-400 lb people contemplating their leftover pork ribs and Dr. Pepper. Maybe 68% of LA is shallow, materialistic, annoying, flaky, narcissistic, money-hungry, celebrity wannabes? If your boss treats you like crap go ahead and steal from them ? Women selling their eggs, and a reference to one girl who had a personality being like a styrofoam cup ? It goes on and on, and I am not a fan of mean/stupid/drunk/selfish humor.
Not a book I would recommend or buy.
THE GOOD: If you like irreverent humor with lots of F bombs and drinking stories, this book is for you.
THE NOT AS GOOD: I felt like I was reading a book by a person still in college telling all the funny stories of things she has done and probably shouldn't have. The book was strewn with put downs against other people including Anne Hathaway (for looking beautiful and composed in a blizzard). There was lots of cussing and other vulgarity which is not my style. But most importantly, I did not find much good advice on frugality, responsible living or how to budget.
I'll keep my two children and refrain from stealing TP to make it through the month thank you very much!
This book made me laugh a few times, and in between there are some decent, solid tips on how to safe money, but it's not really a guide to live your life by. It's well worth the read, and besides the entertainment value, there are good ideas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I feel a reluctance to write negative reviews. It's because I recognize that readers have different tastes and one person's views can , and oftentimes are, on opposite sides with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Harvey Wallbanger
This book has the the most misleading description that I have ever come across. There are zero tips for how to save money in a practical/frugal way. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D.A Clark
Realistic, practical tips, that will cushion the blow of not having an "allowance" any longer !!!Published 13 months ago by Terry M.