Bad With Money
The Imperfect Art of Getting your Financial Sh*t TogetherBook - 2019
Demystifies the steps to gaining financial literacy, including how to choose insurance plans, sign up for a credit card, and manage student loans.
The beloved comedic podcaster and LGBTQ activist provides an empowering guide to financial literacy for millennials that includes coverage of topics ranging from student loans and credit cards to buying a car and choosing insurance plans. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Simon and Schuster
“Humorous and forthright...[Gaby] Dunn makes facing money issues seem not only palatable but possibly even fun....Dunn’s book delivers.” —Publishers Weekly
The beloved writer-comedian expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z.
In the first episode of her “Bad With Money” podcast, Gaby Dunn asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what’s your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. “That’s a very personal question,” they insisted. And therein lies the problem.
Dunn argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.
Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that—even without selling our bodies to science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers—we can all start taking control of our financial futures.
From Library Staff
FVRL_Picks Jul 09, 2019
Tamarack has been reading, but would rather recommend a new-to-her delightful podcast: Bad With Money. Host Gaby Dunn is a (self-described) queer feminist and comedian who provides an accessible and refreshingly anti-capitalist take on finance. She’s also the author of a book by the same name!