About the Author
Growing up, Barbara Corcoran shared one floor in a three-family house in New Jersey with her parents and nine brothers and sisters. She had few luxuries, but she was blessed with a mother who taught her to have self-confidence. Barbara's mom didn t know much about business, but she understood how the world works, and how to make the most of what you've got. After failing at twenty-two other jobs, Barbara borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Today, with over $2 billion in revenues, The Corcoran Group in New York s premier real estate company, and Barbara is richer than her wildest dreams. Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, son and four stepchildren.