Make Room On Your Bookshelf: Bitches and Budgets

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10/29/2008 12:00 PM |

The Business/Investing/Finance section of Publisher’s Lunch has become my favorite part of this weekly deal announcement email now that its masquerading as a ridiculous Self-Help section. My, how quickly things change.

This week, Jill and Daniel Keto sold Don’t Get Caught With Your Skirt Down: A
Practical Girl’s Recession Guide
, which was pitched as “Skinny Bitch meets Suze
Orman.” It’s amazing that combination can actually exist now. Two Bitches On A Budget: Sage
Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style
is forthcoming from Karen Conner and Rosalyn Feldberg. Because it’s so feisty when you refer to gals who save their monies as “bitches.” Oh, and Charles Geisst offers up Collateral Damage, which is about, like, interest rates and credit-card and mortgage-disclosure documents or something.

The important thing, ladies, is that before long we’ll have the proper tools to look good and feel good
while the Dow takes nosedives and we arrive each day in fear of pink
slips and shattered American Dreams! Because doing self-explanatory
stuff like, er, I dunno, bringing lunch to work and trying not to buy a
new shirt every week — or, um, making sure you have underwear on, if,
in fact, you do get caught with your skirt down (worst title ever) —
isn’t the most goddamn obvious thing in the world.

Who said nobody wants to read books anymore? The publishing industry is gonna be just fine!

One Comment

  • Wow, I’ve achieved the dubious honor of receiving the “worst title ever” award. Now that’s something to write home about, like the literary equivalent of a razzie award.

    In my defense, my book was originally published last summer, before the economic crisis, and it warned of the coming shitstorm, and how to prepare/protect your savings and your lifestyle. It’s probably not as bitchy as it is prescient.

    In any case, thanks for the shout out. As they say, there is no bad press. And I can’t hate you, because I do indeed laugh as I read your blog, which leads me to the conclusion that if I met you in person that we might actually hit it off.

    Cheers! Jill