Money: Women And Money

At a time when memoir writers have become ever more extravagant in their claims (calling James Frey), you wouldn't think Liz Perle's confession that she had never balanced her checkbook would cause a ripple. But Perle, the author of Money, a Memoir, has a résumé that commands attention in the publishing world--and among the fiscally responsible. At various points in her career, Perle has been the publisher of Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley and William Morrow/Avon. Given how high she rose in the book business, how could she be so neglectful of her personal finances?

She wonders about that too. In her new...

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