Open Up (Hardback)

Why Talking About Money Will Change Your Life

Alex Holder

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

'Empowering, educational and very entertaining' - Elle

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, we need to talk about money more 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.

Publication date: 07/03/2019

£12.99

ISBN: 9781788161879

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction

Open Up (Ebook)

Why Talking About Money Will Change Your Life

Alex Holder

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This joyful manifesto takes the silence and shame out of money, and puts you in control of the conversation and your bank balance

What does it mean to be 'bad' at money? Money is not a maths problem. Spending, saving, splitting the bill or asking for a pay rise - these are moments dominated by our own hang-ups, habits, anxiety and ambitions. Money features in our friendships, family life, our choice of late-night treat and who we date. And yet it's so often hidden behind shame and silence. We need to start talking about it.

Funny, frank, and filled with insights, practical advice and conversations with everyone from company CEOs to debt advisors to housemates, Open Up is the book that will transform your relationship to money. It shows how talking can change your life, relationships and bank balance, and influence bigger issues like pay gaps or the living wage. This book strips away the awkwardness to help you gain knowledge, take control of your finances and finally get 'good' with money.

Publication date: 07/03/2019

£5.99

ISBN: 9781782835165

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction

Open Up (Audiobook)

Why Talking About Money Will Change Your Life

Alex Holder

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

'Empowering, educational and very entertaining' - Elle

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, we need to talk about money more 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.

Publication date: 07/03/2019

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782835660

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction

Open Up (Paperback)

Why Talking About Money Will Change Your Life

Alex Holder

This joyful manifesto takes the silence and shame out of money, and puts you in control of the conversation and your bank balance

What does it mean to be 'bad' at money? Money is not a maths problem. Spending, saving, splitting the bill or asking for a pay rise - these are moments dominated by our own hang-ups, habits, anxiety and ambitions. Money features in our friendships, family life, our choice of late-night treat and who we date. And yet it's so often hidden behind shame and silence. We need to start talking about it.

Funny, frank, and filled with insights, practical advice and conversations with everyone from company CEOs to debt advisors to housemates, Open Up is the book that will transform your relationship to money. It shows how talking can change your life, relationships and bank balance, and influence bigger issues like pay gaps or the living wage. This book strips away the awkwardness to help you gain knowledge, take control of your finances and finally get 'good' with money.

Publication date: 02/01/2020

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788161886

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Non-Fiction

Alex Holder

Alex Holder

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.

@AlexandreHolder