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Willis earned an MA in English from the University of Oregon and worked at writing, teaching, and leading counseling groups as an apprentice. Desiring to find ways to better help her peers with the emotional issues common to inheritors, she returned to graduate school to earn an MSW, leading to a License in Clinical Social Work.
Willis has a national reputation as an expert, caring presence in assisting people who are working through issues related to wealth. She has presented at numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars in connection with professional associations across the country.
Thayer is an heiress to a major fortune, and it nearly ruined her life. This book speaks with the authority of one who has been there. I learned a great deal that surprised me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Russell Kyncl
Thayer's description of a child of great wealth learning to cope with it was very instructive. Her recount of her struggles to understand the legal and accounting documents that... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Mill
Thayer really gets to the heart of things and one feels her compassion and her knowledge on this subject. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kate Wilson
Note on me: I'm a financial planner, heir to a substantial fortune and a licensed Christian minister. So I've made a study of books like this for some time. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by Deckman
I am half way through this book & find it very enlightening. I always said parenting is an "awesome responsiblity" and this surely does prove it. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by Purple Lady
Working with financial planers, who are preparing my family to receive a cash out of the family business. This book helps to put things into perspective. Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book after I saw the author and a Realtor on a TV show, talking about many of the pitfalls that can happen when a wealthy relative dies and their heirs cause trouble... Read morePublished on February 21, 2008 by Sloper Dude
The "editorial review" breathlessly states:
"Thayer Willis shines a light into an area seldom thought about, let alone addressed, in our materialistic culture. Read more