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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ryan D'Agostino Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781400179947
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Ryan D'Agostino wanted to know how the extremely wealthy in America got that way. So he asked. Knocking on 500 doors in twenty neighborhoods in the most affluent ZIP codes in America, D'Agostino met with fifty regular (but very rich) men and women who welcomed him in and shared some of their most difficult financial decisions, toughest setbacks, greatest strategies, most triumphant moments, and deepest insights into what it means to have money. D'Agostino covers a range of businesses, from real estate, flower selling, and credit card processing to art dealing, advertising, and even bookselling, gleaning lessons from which everyone can benefit. In Rich Like Them, D'Agostino weaves together what he learned and organizes the text with maxims for achieving wealth, including "Never let pride get in the way of profit" and "When you fail miserably, rejoice." Filled with inspiring stories and straight-up advice, Rich Like Them is a lively and practical get-rich guide that any reader can follow. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Readers will get a certain voyeuristic pleasure in peering into some of America's richest homes, and they may pick up some useful tips for personal financial success. Library Journal
  • “While D’Agostino freely admits that his sample is far from scientific, weighted heavily to friendly people who happened to be at home when he went calling, his debut is witty and inspiring.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • "Rich like Them not only proves wealth is within the grasp of us all, it also provides a blueprint for how you can make it a reality. It’s a fun and potentially profitable read.”

    Lois P. Frankel author of Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich

  • “Pay close enough attention to the wisdom in Ryan D’Agostino’s fun, fast-paced book and the door he knocks on next time around may be yours.”

    Jean Chatzky, author of Make Money, Not Excuses

  • “There are many wonderful and surprising things about Ryan D’Agostino’s book. The first is that he didn’t get socked in the face for knocking on strangers’ doors and asking them about their private finances. The second is just how much wisdom-about both money and life in general-these people gave him. This is an inspiring read.”

    A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/9/2014

    " This is not a book I would normally give four stars, but some of the things D'Agostino said really rang true for me, and have made me really stop and evaluate the way I think about how I approach my work. So for personal reasons, for the nuggets of truth, I give it four stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sterlingcindysu | 12/5/2013

    " A little dry--reminded me of Joan Rivers' new tv show, how you'd get so rich? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joslynn | 2/6/2013

    " Had a hard time getting into this book. The subject matter sounds interesting because I've always wondered about the people in those huge mansions, but half way thru I lost interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 9/2/2012

    " Very funny. Not really a book about how to get rich, but has lots of insights on the traits of successful people. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 caroline | 6/22/2012

    " concept = good, content = bad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/28/2012

    " Nonfiction accounts of the secrets of the wealthy. Down to earth advice on achieving success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/26/2012

    " Worth reading - especially if you need a kick in life. D'Agostino goes door-to-door interviewing "rich people" and finding out their secrets. Readers will find there is not necesssarily a secret to wealth, but rather common sense........ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/31/2011

    " GREAT book! I loved D'Agostino's writing, and I hope he writes other books. I flew through this book (literally, as I was flying on a plane while reading!) and it was a super easy-read. Interesting and entertaining - exactly what I want in a book :) Great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Weisz | 12/3/2010

    " It was OK. Some of the stories were kind of interesting, but in general there are no new insights in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 5/3/2010

    " Interesting book that makes riches seem closer - most of the individuals interviewed are just the same as you and me. The difference is that they were focused on hard work, or saving, or got a bit of break in real estate. I thought this book had some good lessons. ~NR "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 11/13/2009

    " A loosely organized, amusing travelogue of the author's search for wisdom from the wealthy. The contents are useful but seldom noteworthy. I enjoyed the book nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Orea | 5/1/2009

    " Kind of funny but I did not think any of the ways people in his book became rich was a secret. "

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About the Author
Author Ryan D

Ryan D’Agostino is articles editor at Esquire magazine and former senior editor at Money magazine. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Ski, the New York Times, and Budget Living, among others.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.