Friday, October 10, 2008

Books About Rich People

From The Wealth Report, Robert Frank's blog on the Wall Street Journal:
New Books on the Rich Arrive Just in Time for the Bust

I'd be interested in reading these:

The New Elite: Inside the Minds of the Truly Wealthy.” This book, written by Jim Taylor, Doug Harrison (marketing researchers) and Stephen Kraus (social psychologist) promises to “present the many different faces of the American rich.” “Love them or hate them, we certainly notice the rich (and often court them). Try as we might, we can’t ignore them. Nor should we.”

Rich Like Them: My Door-to-Door Search for the Secrets of Wealthy in America’s Richest Neighborhoods.” In this book, Esquire editor Ryan D’Agostino, “Wanted to know how the extremely wealthy in America got that way.” So he went knocking on 500 doors in 20 of America’s most affluent neighborhoods. Among the lessons he learned include: “Never let pride get in the way of profit.” And “When you fail miserably, rejoice.”

Super Rich: The Rise of Inequality in Britain and the United States.” Written by George Irvin, a research fellow at the University of London, this book “explores the social costs entailed by relative deprivation and widespread income insecurity.”


Anonymous said...

Interesting books.

The current economy might create a huge backlash against the rich. No one is happy with the bailout and the loss of so much of their retirement.

Anonymous said...

Hrmmm.. will have to take a look at these. I've been looking for some new reading material ;)

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Retirement Advisor said...

I'll have to order one or two of these from Amazon. It is always fascinating how the super rich seem to be living on another planet from the rest of us.