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Open Up

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 288
Subject: Business & Management, Reference, Humour & Gift, Non-Fiction

Open Up

The Power of Talking About Money

Alex Holder

A manifesto for talking about money, covering everything from jobs, shame and friends to payrises and unaffordable hen-dos

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781788161879 (Published 7 Mar 2019)
£12.99

About the book

Ever struggled to say 'no' to an expensive dinner with friends? Found yourself unable to ask for a payrise even though you deserved it? Got stuck in an overdraft and felt too ashamed to tell anyone?

From friendships, to ambitions, to mental health, money plays a huge role in our lives and relationships, yet we're often too polite or embarrassed to talk about it. But in an age of pay-gap exposés and growing inequality, conversations about money are more important than ever.

Open Up is an outspoken, warm and timely book that destigmatises the way we talk, think and feel about money. It's full of conversations about money in everyday life - how we earn it, how we spend it and how it affects us. Whether learning from friends, being transparent with partners, finding community with colleagues or recognising what you're worth, talking about money means letting go of shame, and creating a healthy relationship with your finances. Full of sympathetic, practical advice on everything from mindful spending to the freelance jump and how to challenge the status quo, this is a book that strips away the awkwardness, to help you find the power and solidarity of talking about money.

About the author

Alex Holder is a freelance writer and consultant, who writes for ELLE, Grazia, Refinery29 and the Guardian among others. Her projects have been featured everywhere from the BBC to the New Yorker, while her campaign highlighting the gender pay gap went viral and helped change an actual law. She has been named one of Business Insider's 30 Most Creative Women globally and listed by the Evening Standard as one of today's 5 Inspiring Female Leaders.

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 288
Subject: Business & Management, Reference, Humour & Gift, Non-Fiction