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Because it's my birth month (a big shout out to my fellow September friends!) I'm going to be giving away TWO books this month (and there's plenty more in store!). I had the opportunity to read and review The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper. If you don't know who Hill Harper is, he's famous for acting in the television series, CSI New York. He also is a New York Times Bestseller for the books The Conversation and Letters to a Young Brother. Oh, and did I mention that he's hot? Hot and smart (he graduated from Harvard)? *drool* (sorry my dear male readers, I got side tracked).
Anyways, I didn't really know what I was expecting when I first read this book. I thought it might be just another personal finance book, telling the reader that he or she needs to do this or that in order to get their finances in order.
It was actually quite different from what I had expected.
I learned a lot about life AND about finances. So two birds with one stone! Hill Harper told his story, about how he grew up thinking about wealth (both his parents were physicians), about what he thought about love (his parents were divorced) and about how his friends and acquaintances in the movie/ Hollywood celebrity industry thought about money and managed their money. It was a really good book and I learned a lot about Hill Harper and about money.
Hill Harper never seemed like he was frivolous with his money, but he did make some big purchases on real estate over his years. He talks about how we can be truly wealthy (and it's not what you would think, this definition of wealthy). He travels across United States to clear his mind about his life and what his thoughts are on money, love, living, friendship after a diagnosis of a serious medical condition. He learns about what truly matters when you are faced with a life threatening disease, and as you might have guessed, it's not about our material possessions.
I also learned some cool history, like where the term “The Real McCoy” actually originated from. (Do you know where it came from?)
The book read like an autobiography/personal finance book/ and spiritual book (without all the new-age lingo) in one. It was good and I would recommend it, more for the spiritual learning that you will get from learning how to redefine your relationship with money. I think it's a great book for people who are interested in learning more about whats important about life.
So, I hope to give one book away! It's a new book (haha, youngandthrifty.ca got UPGRADED yeahhhhh) and its worth a whopping $30 Canadian (or $26 USD). Oh and did I mention its hardcover? Which means it will cost me more to ship it to you. Value for your entry!!
The Wealth Cure Book Giveaway:
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Winners will be drawn via random.org and announced on September 23, 2011. Contests closes September 21, 2011 (Wednesday) at 11:59PM PST.
Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading Y&T!
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