- Mass Market Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735202192
- ISBN-13: 978-0735202191
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,216,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lack of Money is the Root of All Evil: Mark Twain's Timeless Wisdom on Money and Wealth for Today's Investor Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 2000
"...Andrew Leckey has provided us with both an informative and an entertaining contemporary perspective to the many challenges investing poses."
-- Marshall Acuff, Investment Strategist, Salomon Brothers Smith Barney
About the Author
Andrew Leckey's "Successful Investing" column is nationally syndicated by the Chicago Tribune Company. He has also been a financial anchor for the CNBC and a television reporter for the syndicated "Quicken.com Money Reports." Leckey has written a half-dozen books on investing and is a teaching fellow in business journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
John C. Bogle, founder and former chairman of The Vanguard Group of mutual funds, is president of its Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. Bogle is a successful author and was named one of the investment industry's four "giants of the 20th century" by Fortune magazine.
Louis J. Budd, Ph.D., is professor emeritus in English at Duke University and a respected Mark Twain scholar who has written extensively about the humorist and novelist.
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The book contains 49 easily digestible chapters including: "The Law of Averages Eventually Makes You Right", "He Who Hesitates Can Save a Lot More" "Mutual Fund Expenses Can Hoodwink You" "Every Period in History Had It's Fools Gold", all applicable to today's investor.
There are many similar books on the market offering the same or similar advice. If you enjoy Mark Twain, and prefer your investment reading to be sprinkled with his perspective, buy this one, otherwise keep looking, you'll find another equally good book that provides the basics.
--Everette E. Dennis Larkin Distinguished Professor Fordham Graduate School of Business Lincoln Center, New York City