We Need to Talk
Jennifer Risher

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Narrated By: Erin Bennett

Duration: 7 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

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.



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“An enlightening, deeply personal story written with introspection and grace, We Need to Talk explores how financial success impacts friendships, children, charity, and family. You need to read this book.”

Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit, member of the Giving Pledge

“In this heartfelt memoir, Risher walks us through both the advantages and the challenges that wealth cultivates. Ultimately, as she says, ‘We are all ninety-nine percent the same.’”

Madeline Levine, PhD, New York Times bestselling author

“I devoured this book! Risher tells a compelling story and opens a crucial conversation about how those at the top feel about their wealth.”

Rachel Sherman, professor of sociology at The New School, author of Uneasy Street

“In an era of income inequality, her book, which offers discussion questions about money and wealth throughout, offers a starting point for an uncomfortable subject of increasing importance to everyone…candid and topical.”