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Preview — God Is My Broker by Christopher Buckley
God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7 1/2 Laws of Spritual and Financial Growth
However, if you’re a devotee of Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Dale Carnegie, or one of the many other high-profile self-help gurus who have streaked across the American firmament over the past century, you may not laugh. But who knows? Since Buckley takes on the Catholic Church with equal verve, you might enjoy the book, anyway.
In God Is My Broker, a certain Brother Ty has chuck...more
If you're a long-time fan of Christopher Buckley's, like I am, you'll probably enjoy this novel too. If you're new to Buckley's work, I'd begin elsewhere. It's not that this book isn't good. It's a fun, quick read and well worth the time. It's just that Buckley has been so much better in his other books.
The title of this book might give some people the wrong impression. It has very little to with God and even less to do with investing. It's a satire that pokes good fun at the self-improvement in...more
This is a great skewering of self help books, Wall Street, and a bit of the Catholic Church. The best scene is when the monks take up sides with all the different self help gurus and the Ch...more
A former stock broker and alcoholic gives up the material world and escapes to the solitude of a monastery. But the monastery is bankrupt and needs financial help. When he stumbles on a vague reference in his prayer book that he sees as a sign from God, it leads him to invest what little money they have in the market. After several mega-successful "tips" from out of the blue, the monastery become...more
The library has this marked as a business self-help tape; I can't imagine what someone would think if they were in search of that type of help and discovered this instead. I feel...more
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Good...more