first-of-its-kind book lays bare our real feelings about money."
--Psychology Today Book Club
"W.C. Field's fear
of losing his money caused him to open 200 bank accounts, some of which
were never found. Psychologists Goldberg and Lewis cite this example
of money-related paranoia in their engrossing discussion of irrational
money syndromes. When money is used to buy love, security, power, or
when getting it is looked on as a goal rather than a reward, trouble
is brewing. Money attitudes are learned at an early age and can be unlearned.
Their importance is often overlooked by psychotherapists, who, the authors
believe, sometimes have their own "money madness".