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Recession Proof [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly S. Lin
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sometimes going after what you want is the hardest thing you will ever do...

Meet Helen. Smart, successful and obliviously trapped. For the past six years, Helen has given her life and her heart to her cushy corporate finance job and to Mark without question. However as the Recession sweeps the Nation, she is one of many left unemployed and with the burning question of what does she really want in life.

RECESSION PROOF is a debut novel for anyone that has settled in their career and relationship but has discovered that what really matters in life is living it.


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About the Author

Kimberly S. Lin is a California native and graduate of UC Irvine and holds her Bachelors in Economics. After college, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a financial writer and hedge fund analyst but always dreamed of becoming a women's fiction author. Utilizing her experiences, she writes stories that are witty, heartwarming and relevant to the modern woman. Her passion in life is to inspire others to "never settle."

Product Details

  • File Size: 375 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DI49L0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend this Fabulous book! August 17, 2011
Format:Paperback
I completely related to Helen especially because I think she goes through what most women or people in general go through. It's definitely really hard going after what makes you happy instead of what makes you comfortable. And the dialogue was so witty and funny. I felt like I was talking to a friend of mine or just really seeing my own thoughts in print. The book was a great read. I literally read it in one sitting and would recommend it to anyone as the perfect summer read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
When you are riding the height of success at work you feel untouchable and that no one can replace you. Helen is right there in the cusp of a great career in Los Angeles that she hates, working for a company she does not respect, and feeling the brush of competition stabbing her in back. When the reality of unemployment provides her with the cold, hard truth of life Helen is in no way prepared to deal with it and has no idea where to go from here.

Helen does have the advantage of great friends and a supportive enough family but the man she thought was "the one" turned out to be a huge pile of number two. Helen finds herself living with her very pregnant best friend Sophie who has the ability to kick her butt at the right times and give her the space to decide the next step in her life.

When Helen emerges from her pity party she realizes that it may be time to go after the career she wants and not the one she settled for. She has financial concerns but an opportunity to have a job where every day she wakes up looking forward to going to a place where she wants to be. What Helen discovers on the road to her life altering change is that the person she is was so much more than she allowed herself to be. Helen also lets her heart go searching as well to find something amazing would come her way.

Kimberly Lin has written a book that is a voice for all of us who have been unemployed and found a new life. You follow Helen's story as she learns how to stop standing on the sidelines and start living life to the fullest. The road that fate and destiny take you on is bumpy and full of potholes but once you learn to maneuver all that you find something pretty wonderful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a fun read that deals with heavy topics in a witty way December 11, 2011
By Laura
Format:Paperback
Kimberly S. Lin addresses the economic recession and the financial and emotional impact it has on young professionals in her debut novel RECESSION PROOF.

A likable and relatable protagonist, Helen faces reality after life-altering circumstances and finds herself without a boyfriend or a steady job. Free from her previous shackles, Helen sets out to discover what she wants from life both personally and professionally.

RECESSION PROOF is a fast-paced story and quick read that shows the importance of taking ownership of one's own life and being surrounded by positive people who will help you be the the person you want to be -- not hinder it.

Lin captures the feelings of isolation and disappointment people experience when they realize their life is not what they wanted. Best of all, the Recession Proof shows you are not alone, and as long as you have ambition and a willingness to work hard, there is hope for your future and dreams.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Copy editing proof? June 5, 2013
By jrm77
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I barely made it through three chapters before the spelling and grammar errors became too much. If Ms. Lin really wants to become an author I suggest she learn the difference between your and you're.
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1.0 out of 5 stars GOT BORED QUIT February 27, 2014
By Speedy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It has been a long time since I attempted to read this. I just remember that I got really bored before I got REALLY pissed off and quit. had this book been a real book instead of a kindle edition I would have physically destroyed it so that nobody else could find it and waste any of their time on it. Short version - I HATED IT!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good March 21, 2013
By Angela
Format:Kindle Edition
It held my attention, but I wasn't captivated. I could have put it down and walked away for days. Truth.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy fun read March 17, 2013
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I loved the characters and the story. Kept me wanting to read. Great chick lit. book for 30 something women.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Light, easy read February 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A light quick read. The story was good, but felt awkwardly written. Spelling,grammar and punctuation need work. Worth the money spent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars So, can I call this a coming of age story?
The best aspect of the story is the character development. Since all of the major players were fleshed-out, so to speak, it was easy to become involved. A good read!
Published 19 days ago by tahmocha
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writing
I enjoyed this book immensely. the characters were authentic and very easy to relate to. it was great reading. enjoy.
Published 3 months ago by ITPR
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting
This a great book to encourage all of us to think about what truly makes us happy and to follow our dreams and heart.
Published 21 months ago by abegotka
2.0 out of 5 stars blah
I've read much better, would not recommend unless it's free... the Maria Murnane books are similarly priced and waaaaay better
Published 22 months ago by bowen026
1.0 out of 5 stars No meat on these bones
I felt like I was reading a story that a high school student wrote for a class. There were spelling and grammar errors, and this was definitely not worth my time. Read more
Published 23 months ago by UTG fan
3.0 out of 5 stars imaginative but sloppy writing
This is a lively tale, and the characters have some depth and draw our sympathy. But I couldn't fully enjoy the story when reading of "rot iron" and "hors devours"... Read more
Published 23 months ago by fanofjapan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Funny, engaging and realistic. This story grabs your attention, and keeps you interested. I'd read it again. Read more
Published 23 months ago by justreadin'
4.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Chick-lit
Helen was trapped in her life and she still didn't know it, after dedicating her time to a job in finance that she didn't love and kept her away from her friends and family while... Read more
Published 23 months ago by lil
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More About the Author

Kimberly S. Lin is a California native and graduate of UC Irvine and holds her Bachelors in Economics. After college, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a financial writer and hedge fund analyst but always dreamed of becoming a women's fiction author.

Utilizing her experiences, she writes stories that are witty, heartwarming and relevant to the modern woman. Her passion in life is to inspire others to "never settle."

She now resides in Orange County, CA with her husband and her fur baby, Taeji. She is also the Founder/Creative Director of Bookpinning.com.

When she is not working (which occurs rarely), she can either be found at the beach attempting to surf or in the kitchen trying out new recipes from her favorite food blogs.

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