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Author: Barbara Corcoran Narrator: Barbara Corcoran Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781593162986

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In If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails,  Barbara shares her hilarious stories about growing up, getting into trouble, failing miserably, and then starting over again. In each chapter, she comes back to one of her mom’s unconventional lessons, and how it applies in the real world of business.Whatever your calling, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you’ve got to create success in your life. Whether you’re just starting out, fighting your way up the career ladder, or reentering the workforce, If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails is an owner’s manual to your most valuable asset.

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  • “A practical, funny compendium of advice that should stick with any reader.”

    - USA Today
  • “Barbara Corcoran is the most quoted, most visible Manhattan real estate agent on the scene today.”

    - New York magazine
  • “The book offers details of her dizzying rise from dyslexic D-student growing up with nine siblings in Edgewater, N.J., to the queen of Manhattan real estate.”

    - People
  • “With the noticeably skilled help of career technical writer Littlefield, Corcoran has produced a likable and worthwhile book, an honorable contribution with heart.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “I love this book. Her simple secrets should be mandatory reading for all with an eye on success.”

    - Judge Judy Sheindlin

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Charming book by a very successful woman in business. Her mother had 12 children and had to streamline things to keep up with it all. Barbara learned so much from her mom. "

    - Mary, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. My seven year old daughter had me read it to her. She loved the advice and stories. I still laugh to myself when I walk by painted rocks anywhere. "

    - Susan, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An excellent depiction of how simple life lessons from a dedicated mother can be translated into success in business. Great read for someone who is managing a sales team - ideas to motivate and inspire your staff! "

    - Tracy, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very funny and loaded with practical advice "

    - Wendy, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is an interesting book. It is kind-of a business/motivational type, but I found that there were a lot of things that could be applied to any situation. It is entertaining and Barbara Corcoran has an interesting story. "

    - Holly, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting, quick read. An amazing middle class to riches story, and the fact that she brought so many others to prosperity while working for her is inspiring. Only in America. "

    - Holly, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Best business book I have read. Every gal starting a business or career should read this. "

    - Jenelle, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great business book especially for anyone in Real Estate! Funny too! "

    - Rayett, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is an excellent book for anybody that is thinking about expanding his/her business and as such having employees. She shows how by working as one unit a company and its employees not only gain financially but also fosters a family environment which most companies fail to do. "

    - Marcela, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Gave me the courage to gather my balls and do something with them...V "

    - Vida, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great insight as to how there are different ways to approach every situation. "

    - Miki, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read entire book this afternoon. Entertaining and fascinating about her success in real estate. Meshing the advice her mother gave and showing the correlation with events in her business experience is a stroke of genius. "

    - Mary, 11/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I listened to this book because I ran out of the other books and hadn't gone to the library yet, but it was good, entertaining and a fun read. Crazy a kid from a poor poor family can turn into a very rich multi millionaire. "

    - Amy, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Cute stories about how her mother's techniques used to smoothly run her family, work in making decisions in the workplace. Not terribly deep, but interesting enough. "

    - Belinda, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I actually read this in college. (Ha -- I remember reading this while on the stationary bike at Gold's Gym in Auburn.) Anyway, I thought it was good. Cleverly written with good, practical advice. "

    - Erin, 10/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't finish it. I liked the stories of her youth but didn't like the self help stuff. I don't think they should have been combined. I may go back later and read some more of the parts about her childhood if I get desperate for something to read. "

    - Joyce, 10/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was referred this book by a friend at work and it is very easy reading and very common sense information presented in plain English - life isn't rocket science - I know that I'll be recommending this one "

    - Sheri, 7/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " shows you how to think outside of the box "

    - Laura, 5/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing and true to life. Many lessons from this book for business life and personal life. "

    - Anne, 1/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Inspiring Short Stories... She is a Luxury Realtor and so much more. Barbara has tons of wisdom to share... "

    - James, 8/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Use what you have at hand to make the best of the situation "

    - Shanejohnson, 2/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Oversimplified but cute and worth a listen on audiobook during a long drive. "

    - Lucy, 11/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Barb always had her mother's support; parental encouragement goes a long way "

    - Tai, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Confession - I didn't fully realize who Barbara Corcoran was until partway through the book. I'm a big fan of strengths - helping people discover and use them. Obviously, that's what her mother did. "

    - Debbie, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun, quick read if you are looking for some motivation, professional or otherwise.. "

    - Carmen, 8/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book about the little things and how they apply to business sense. "

    - Annie, 8/6/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't finish it. I liked the stories of her youth but didn't like the self help stuff. I don't think they should have been combined. I may go back later and read some more of the parts about her childhood if I get desperate for something to read. "

    - Joyce, 3/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is an exceptionally insightful and yet funny book that would interest anyone, not just Realtors. It is Barbara Corcoran's life story; she was the number one Realtor to the stars in New York City, one of ten children in a big Irish family from a happy but poor childhood. "

    - Jim, 10/11/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love reading about powerful, smart women! Quick and inspirational read! "

    - Gina, 2/27/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. My seven year old daughter had me read it to her. She loved the advice and stories. I still laugh to myself when I walk by painted rocks anywhere. "

    - Susan, 12/30/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun, quick read if you are looking for some motivation, professional or otherwise.. "

    - Carmen, 12/15/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Inspiring Short Stories... She is a Luxury Realtor and so much more. Barbara has tons of wisdom to share... "

    - James, 11/17/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is an interesting book. It is kind-of a business/motivational type, but I found that there were a lot of things that could be applied to any situation. It is entertaining and Barbara Corcoran has an interesting story. "

    - Holly, 11/8/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great insight as to how there are different ways to approach every situation. "

    - Miki, 9/6/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great! inspirational and funny. Definitely a must read for women in real estate. "

    - Jera, 8/29/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great business book especially for anyone in Real Estate! Funny too! "

    - Rayett, 8/29/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Best business book I have read. Every gal starting a business or career should read this. "

    - Jenelle, 5/21/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was referred this book by a friend at work and it is very easy reading and very common sense information presented in plain English - life isn't rocket science - I know that I'll be recommending this one "

    - Sheri, 2/20/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Gave me the courage to gather my balls and do something with them...V "

    - Vida, 11/10/2007
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing and true to life. Many lessons from this book for business life and personal life. "

    - Anne, 10/13/2007
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " shows you how to think outside of the box "

    - Laura, 5/29/2007

About the Author

Fredrik Eklund leads the #1 real estate team in the nation and is a member of Douglas Elliman’s senior management team in Manhattan. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, he is active in the Real Estate Board of New York and is involved with several charities.
 
Bruce Littlefield is a TV personality and bestselling author of numerous books, including Airstream Living and Garage Sale America; and is the coauthor of many bestsellers, including Zach Wahls’s My Two Moms and Barbara Corcoran’s Use What You’ve Got. Originally from South Carolina, he lives in New York City.