Last week I stood in front of a large audience who had come to hear me speak at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, California. It was like a dream come true. For years I had come here to my favorite bookstore, often to hear authors, and my dream was to one day be one of those at the front of the room who shared their vision, their passion, and their book.
Well, I did it. My book, FINANCIAL RECOVERY – Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money, has at long last been published, by New World Library. It is like birthing a child and now I want to proudly show my “baby “off to the entire world! This book, while not my first book, is my favorite. In its pages I tell my own story of achieving Financial Recovery and I tell you how you can too. I delved deep within myself to share my very personal story in these pages, because I know that if I can heal my own relationship with money, you can take courage from my journey. And now, nearly 25 years later, I’ve been privileged to share in the financial journeys of hundreds of clients, and many of their stories are in these pages, too.
So please join me in celebrating this book. (By the way, John Bradshaw wrote the forward to it!) Already the reviews are wonderful and I have been speaking to very enthusiastic audiences. In fact, they sold out of my book when I spoke last week at an event!
If you want to know exactly what it is about, here is the sum up and review that the National Library Journal:
- McCall, founder of the Financial Recovery Institute, defines financial recovery as “a process that helps you develop a healthy relationship with money that is both healing and life changing.” She describes her own traumatic issues related to large debt and waiting until near financial ruin and desperation to attempt recovery. She clearly explains ways for individuals to relinquish debt by reevaluating their behavior with money and preparing a strategy for rebuilding finances. Covered topics include examining one’s relationship with money (involving hiding financial woes from family and friends, shame, obsession, and denial); exploring how people get in the same money troubles repeatedly (the money/life–drain); understanding the differences between individuals’ needs and wants; looking at the nitty-gritty of financial recovery; creating a spending plan; understanding the interaction between savings and debt; and ultimately developing “sterling money behaviors.” The author uses case studies to illustrate her points and includes questions for readers to ponder about their own financial situations. VERDICT McCall offers sound, practical advice for anyone interested in learning to maintain financial solvency and, especially, those needing to get out of debt and reclaim their financial lives.—Lucy T. Heckman, St. John’s Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY
Like I said, this is a dream come true. You can grab your own copy at Amazon. I truly believe that within its pages you will find your own way to deep and lasting Financial Recovery- and a life full of hope and ever deepening meaning.
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