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Author: Alexander Green Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781596594753
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Most of us devote a substantial percentage of our waking hours to making, spending, and having more. This desire to accumulate is natural. But when a bigger bank balance—or the things it can buy—becomes our animating purpose, disappointment generally follows. In The Secret of Shelter Island, nationally renowned investment analyst and bestselling author Alexander Green explores the complicated relationship we all have with money and reveals the road map to a rich life. The timing could hardly be better. After more than twenty-five years of virtually uninterrupted prosperity, the U.S. economy has hit a rough patch. Yet to the extent that downturns like the current one shake up the status quo and force us to reexamine our goals and priorities, they also offer enormous opportunities. The Secret of Shelter Island provides an ideal starting point. Drawing on some of today’s best minds and many of history’s greatest thinkers, it is both a much-needed source of inspiration and an insightful look at the role of both money and values in the pursuit of the good life. Green explores such key questions as: How important is money in your life? What is it giving you? He discusses how to calculate your real net worth—without using a financial statement and he offers powerful insights based on a deceptively simple philosophy of life with a refreshing take on the universal principles that guide us all—or should. The Secret of Shelter Island is full of practical wisdom. More than just a personal philosophy, it is a profound and utterly modern commentary on timeless values, the search for meaning, and what it means to be truly wealthy. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Times like these cause us all to reexamine what really matters in our lives. The Secret of Shelter Island provides fresh perspectives, deeply felt insights, and compelling ideas about how to lead a richer life. And the writing is shockingly good.”

    Michael Masterson, author of Automatic Wealth and Power and Persuasion

  • “There are spiritual issues that adults have to think about. Alex Green recognizes that, and writes about them beautifully. I like these essays a lot.”

    Charles Murray, New York Times bestselling author of The Bell Curve

  • “In The Secret of Shelter Island, Alex Green shows one how to engage the material world without losing one’s spirituality, meaning, and larger purpose. With an economy of words and poignancy of thought, Green cuts straight to the heart of what really matters in life.”

    Michael Shermer, monthly columnist for Scientific American and author of The Mind of the Market

  • The Secret of Shelter Island is exceptional—indeed brilliant!”

    Edgar F. Puryear, author of Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership

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About the Author

Alexander Green is the author of two national bestsellers, The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio and The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters. He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CNBC, MSNBC, and C-SPAN and has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and many other publications. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Winter Springs, Florida, with his wife Karen and their children.

About the Narrator

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.