Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Make Room On Your Bookshelf: Bitches and Budgets

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM

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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!

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