We Need to Talk About Money: Signed Edition (Hardback)Otegha Uwagba (author)
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The author of the acclaimed Whites turns her attention to the complex and pernicious world of money - and all the consequences of either having or not having it – through a deft blend of candid memoir and stark socio-political commentary.
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In this unforgettable blend of memoir and cultural commentary, Otegha Uwagba explores her own complicated relationship with money, and what her wide-ranging experiences say about the world around us.
An extraordinarily candid personal account of the ups and downs wrought by money, We Need To Talk About Money is a vital exploration of stories and issues that will be familiar to most. This is a book about toxic workplaces and misogynist men, about getting payrises and getting evicted. About class and privilege and racism and beauty. About shame and pride, compulsion and fear.
In unpicking the shroud of secrecy surrounding money - who has it, how they got it, and how it shapes our lives - this boldly honest account of one woman's journey upturns countless social conventions, and uncovers some startling truths about our complex relationships with money in the process.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 mm
‘A beautiful, searingly personal account of a world defined by money, full of courage and truth telling’ - Owen Jones
‘In this compelling book, Otegha confronts the British aversion to discussing money and in doing so reveals she is one of the most original and talented young writers we have’ - Sathnam Sanghera
‘A brilliant book that moved, amused, challenged and made me re-evaluate my own relationship with money. Otegha Uwagba writes with real intelligence and insight about the things many of us suspect but leave unsaid. A must-read’ - Elizabeth Day
‘This brilliant book has made me re-evaluate my money privileges, past and present. A must-read for anyone who thinks their money is just their monthly cash flow’ - Raven Smith
‘A riveting, confronting memoir – as beautifully written as it is provocative and thoughtful’ - Pandora Sykes
‘Refreshingly honest – Otegha captures the creeping realisation in your twenties that your feelings about what you earn defines so much, from self-image to who we date, who we are friends with to what we will – or won’t – put up with at the office’ - Laura Whateley
‘Personal but universal, Uwagba’s story of navigating university and the world of work while dealing with the pressures of class, lack of privilege and misogyny, is illuminating, eye-opening and reassuring’ - The Bookseller
Praise for Whites:
'An eloquent, heartfelt mini-memoir. Otegha Uwagba examines the subtle ways in which fighting racism is hampered not only by those who are obviously racist, but more perniciously by those who believe themselves to be anti-racist.' - Angela Saini
'Clear-sighted, compelling and very, very necessary.' - Michael Donkor
Praise for Little Black Book:
'A must-read for anyone looking to be as prolific as Uwagba herself.' - Sunday Times
'Otegha Uwagba is one of London's new generation of female CEOs.' - Evening Standard
'Otegha Uwagba has the answer to all your creative career challenges...this book is a must-read guide for all creative women looking to navigate the world of work.' - Elle
'Avoids all the cliches of the "self-help" genre.' - Dazed
'Such a useful little book packed with knowledge, I definitely could have done with reading this when I went freelance back in 2014.' - Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
'There's no fluff in here, it's all solid gold - recommend 100%.' - Emma Gannon, author of book and podcast CTRL-ALT-DELETE
We Need to Talk About Money by Otegha Uwagba
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I read it all in one day and loved Otegha's honesty which was so appreciated.
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“Not your usual money book”
Thanks to NetGalley and The Publisher for this eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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“Absolute must read! A great combination of biographic writing and social commentary”
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