Wealth 101: Getting What You Want-Enjoying What You'Ve Got-Peter McWilliams

  • Title: Wealth 101: Getting What You Want-Enjoying What You'Ve Got
  • Author: Peter McWilliams
  • Released: 1992-04-01
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  • Pages: 532
  • ISBN: 0931580501
  • ISBN13: 978-0931580505
  • ASIN: 0931580501

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From Publishers Weekly Urging readers to relish the wealth they already have, the authors ( Life 101 ) define wealth as "health, happiness, abundance, prosperity, riches, loving caring, sharing, learning, knowing what we want, opportunity, enjoying and balance." In reworking the concept of wealth, they dismantle widespread negative beliefs about money, e.g., "Money is the root of all evil," and stress the importance of maintaining a balance between "getting what you want and enjoying what you've got." Each page of text is faced with a pithy and usually humorous quotation as the authors reiterate positive-thinking techniques, spiritualism and familiar advice about such mundane matters as time management. Checklists and mental exercises to help the reader set and maintain goals are included in this sometimes challenging, often frothy and mostly entertaining self-help book. 150,000 first printing; $300,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From To characterize this recording of the authors' best-selling New Age guide to wealth as "laid-back" would be an understatement. The entire presentation is less like a reading than a chat with well-read friends. The four readers balance each other well except when they try to imitate well-known characters in quotes from movies and television. At one point McWilliams even apologizes for a botched attempt at a foreign accent. Still, the informality of the presentation is appropriate to the tone of the book and is done with such warmth and good humor that it's easy to forgive a few shortcomings, including several instances of poor editing on the tapes. M.D.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf