The #1 New York Times bestselling author of
Women Food and God explores how emotional issues with
money mirror those with food and dieting.
Geneen Roth and her husband lost their life savings, Roth
joined the millions of Americans dealing with financial
turbulence, uncertainty, and abrupt reversals in their
expectations. The resulting shock was the catalyst for her
to explore, in workshops and in her own life, how women's
habits and behaviors around money-as with food-can lead to
exactly the situations they most want to avoid. Roth
identified her own unconscious choices-binge shopping
followed by periods of budgetary self-deprivation,
"treating" herself in ways that ultimately failed to
sustain, and using money as a substitute for love-among
others. As she examined the deep sources of these habits,
she faced the hard truth about where her "self-protective"
financial decisions had led. As in all her books, Roth
relates her personal experience with irreverent humor and
hard- won wisdom. Here, she offers provocative and radical
strategies for transforming how we feel and behave about the
resources that should, and ultimately can, sustain and
support our lives.