Book Passage Presents: Jennifer Risher - We Need to Talk: A Memoir About Wealth (Online Event)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm


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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Live • Online • 6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET

In conversation with Cameron Huddleston

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When Jennifer Risher joined Microsoft in 1991, she met her husband, and with him became an extra-lucky beneficiary of the dot-com boom. By their early thirties, they had tens of millions of dollars. Today, there are millions of people like her. Jennifer's thought-provoking, personal story includes the voices of others in her demographic and explores the hidden impact of wealth on identity, relationships, and sense of place in the world. At a time when income inequality is a huge problem, our country's economic system is broken, and money is still a taboo subject even among those closest to us, this engaging, introspective memoir is essential reading: a catalyst for conversation that demystifies wealth and inspires us to connect.

Jennifer Risher was born in Seattle, Washington, grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Connecticut College. She joined Microsoft in 1991 where she worked as a recruiter and then as a product manager. She and her husband, David, have two daughters and live in San Francisco, where David is CEO of Worldreader, a nonprofit he cofounded with a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader. In response to Covid, Jennifer and David launched the #HalfMyDAF challenge which inspired over $8.6 million in giving to nonprofits from May through September 2020. #HalfMyDAF 2021 is now underway: www.halfmydaf.com.

Cameron Huddleston is the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances. She also is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Forbes.com, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Chicago Tribune, MSN, Yahoo and many more online and print publications. She also has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox & Friends and has been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, MarketWatch and more.

 

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We Need to Talk: A Memoir about Wealth Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781939096463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Xeno Books - September 14th, 2020

Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Parents about Their Finances Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781119538363
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wiley - June 25th, 2019