"..As for a dry and drab book? Assets isn’t. Assets, written by a
female finance expert, with a great sense of humor and out-going
personality, captures your attention through real-life-examples and
woman-friendly terms, rather than talking to the reader in a masculine
tone. Susan teaches her readers not just the basics of financial
success, but how to get there, and how to understand the “science”
behind it. She talks to you, the reader, comparing it to simple terms
we all identify with: diets. And she does it in a friendly,
"..Women, this one’s for you. You can stop reading if you know
everything about your finances, are completely secure in your
knowledge of your investments and have your estate in order in the
case of sudden death. But, if you think you are a little rusty on your
financial picture or you let someone else handle the big stuff,
there’s new book on the market teaching women to be financially
literate and watch your money exactly the way you watch your calories
— carefully with an accountable eye."
"...Members of The Bloggers’ Book Club have been busy learning personal
finance while reading Susan Hirshman’s Does This Make My Assets Look
Fat?: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Financial Empowerment and Success.
Ms. Hirshman weaves dieting tactics with finance and savings to help
the every-woman gain a better understanding of personal finance. Seems
like a mouthful, but her technique actually works and our blogging
readers are finding they’re learning a lot."
—The Bloggers Cook Club
"This post-Labor Day release from Susan Hirshman pairs the rules of dieting with finance. She sets out a customized "financial diet" in stages sure to be familiar to the perennial dieter: an evaluation phase, an induction phase (think the first three weeks of The South Beach Diet) and a maintenance regimen. While some might see the dieting metaphor as trite, Hirshman's advice is sound and far from watered-down for the female audience."