Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime Audiobook, by Dina Gachman Play Audiobook Sample

Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime Audiobook

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Read By: Dina Gachman Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781504633437

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Longest Chapter Length:

15:22 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

07:43 minutes

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Publisher Description

In Brokenomics, author Dina Gachman shares the lessons she’s learned about how to live large in the cheap seats. Through stories both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny that anyone can relate to, Dina reveals all the tricks you need to live the good life without spending a ton of money.

Brokenomics covers the place where economics and everyday life collide. It includes:

  • rules for changing your mind-set (There will always be someone richer, taller, smarter, and better looking than you);
  • wise words about making big decisions, like raising children—or not (Why have a baby when you can just get a nice potted plant?);
  • clear-eyed relationship advice (Do not date anyone who loves their bong more than they love you);
  • solid guidance for renters (The freeloader’s guide to housesitting); and
  • strategies for talking to your honey about money … without breaking up.

This helpful and hilarious handbook has the answers for crafting your own version of the glamorous life without breaking the bank. Dina shares advice on every page while keeping things fresh, light, and fun. Written with the wisdom afforded by hindsight, Brokenomics will appeal to recent college grads, newly committed couples, and those facing career crises alike.

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“Brokenomics is a wise, witty, and wonderful guide to living cheaply and well. Even the well-heeled should heed Dina Gachman’s excellent advice that you don’t have to spend wildly to have a great life. In the hours it took me to read her hilarious book, I didn’t spend a dime and laughed my butt off.”

— Joseph D’Agnese, author of The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed 


  • “Dina weaves comic gold by exposing the revelatory moments and little humiliations of things everyone can relate to. By turns fun, funny, and gut-punching, she keeps it light but isn’t afraid to go in for the kill.”

    — Ransom Riggs, New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • “Dina’s writing is awesomely weird in the best way possible.”

    — Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
  • “From unemployment to the business of TV, her stories are both smart and entertaining, which is not an easy balance to pull off.”

    — Dorothy Pomerantz, Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Forbes
  • “Dina Gachman’s wry wit, perspective, and cultural knowledge give her writing a highly readable, fun, and easy-to-digest style.”

    — Eamon McNiff, producer, 20/20
  • “Dina Gachman has the amazing ability to make you actually want to listen to someone else’s money problems. You may not want to listen to a friend talk about her student loans, lack of job, or being on hold with the unemployment office, but somehow you’ll stick with Dina through all that and more.”

    — Eve Troeh, reporter, NPR Marketplace

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About Dina Gachman

Dina Gachman’s comedic blog about the economy, Bureaucracy for Breakfast, has been featured on Marketplace, 20/20, and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Comedy. She writes for Forbes, Salon, Hairpin, xoJane, Hello Giggles, and Interview and has published two comic books, one about Marilyn Monroe and the other on Elizabeth Taylor. Gachman has a BA in English from UCLA and an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.