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As featured on Oprah's podcast, SuperSoul Conversations
"When money is plentiful, this is a man's world. When money is scarce, it is a woman's world." Unearthed in a 1932 Ladies Home Journal, this quote is the call to arms that begins PEACE AND PLENTY, Sarah Ban Breathnach's answer to the world's-- and her own personal-- financial crisis. As only Ban Breathnach can, she culls together this compendium of advice, deeply personal anecdotes, and excerpts from magazines, books, and newspapers-- particularly those of the Great Depression-- to inspire readers who are mired in today's financial difficulties.
Focusing on her own personal path, Sarah Ban Breathnach will relate never-before revealed details about how she fell from the financial top to the bottom. Readers will immediately see how deeply she understands the plight of those trying to maintain a happy and comfortable home, while at the same time not even knowing if they will be able to make the mortgage to keep that home.
Sarah has proved to be the voice of comfort for years to women who are spiritually bankrupt, and now she will reach to those who are financially strapped, showing them how to pull themselves out of their psychic and fiscal crises while providing deep comfort and reassurance throughout.
Breathnach spent the fortune she made on her bestselling Simple Abundance prodigally, leasing an expensive Manhattan apartment, buying Sir Isaac Newton's country Chapel, renting limousines for speaking engagements, and purchasing pair after pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. She also married "the Englishman," who was after her money and treated her "abominably" when it was all gone. This should serve as a cautionary tale for the sensible reader, who may be suspicious of receiving guidance from an insolvent author who penned her latest book from her sister's living room. But this is also part of Breathnach's charm, whose inspiration for putting this pen to this paper appears to be in effort to keep creditors at bay. It's good that her book is such a peculiarly soothing read, then, when not dispensing terribly obvious advice. And what it lacks in hard facts, it makes up for in helpful household hints. You might lose the house but you'll feel better after having installed new curtains; "So take a deep breath, ladies, and pull those damn curtains down. You'll be surprised and delighted by how expansive is your view."