Gaby Dunn's New Book 'Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together' Out 1/1
In her new book, Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together, beloved writer-comedian Gaby Dunn expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z, available January 1st, 2019 from Atria/Simon & Schuster. In the first episode of her "Bad With Money" podcast, Gaby asked patrons at a COFFEE SHOP two questions: First, what's your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. "That's a very personal question," they insisted. And therein lies the problem.
Gaby argues that our inability to speak honestly about money is our #1 barrier to understanding it, leading us to feel alone, ashamed and anxious, which in turns makes us feel even more overwhelmed by it. In Bad With Money, she reveals the legitimate, systemic reasons behind our feeling of helplessness when it comes to personal finance, demystifying the many signposts on the road to getting our financial sh*t together, like how to choose an insurance plan or buy a car, sign up for a credit card or take out student loans. She speaks directly to her audience, offering advice on how to make that #freelancelyfe work for you, navigate money while you date, and budget without becoming a Nobel-winning economist overnight.
Even a topic as notoriously dry as money becomes hilarious and engaging in the hands of Gaby Dunn, who weaves her own stories with the perspectives of various comedians, artists, students, and more, arguing that-even without selling our bodies to Science or suffering the indignity of snobby thrift shop buyers-we can all start taking control of our financial futures.
Gaby Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, YouTuber, actress, and comedian living in Los Angeles. She and her comedy partner, Allison Raskin, created the successful Youtube channel Just Between Us. Gaby was one of Paper Magazine's 10 Comedians To Watch In 2015. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, Vulture and many other well-known publications as well as having a finance column for Marie Claire. Gaby has served as a writer on BIG MOUTH (Netflix) and in 2016, co-created and starred in a pilot for MTV, later developing original half-hour pilots for 20th Century Fox, Youtube Red and FX as well as joining the cast of TAKE MY WIFE (Starz) in the role of BRIE. Gaby is the host and creator of the podcast, BAD WITH MONEY WITH GABY DUNN, which has been featured as one of the "Best New Podcasts of 2016" by The New York Times and Vulture. The show is now in its 3rd season and a book based on the podcast will be published by Simon & Schuster on January 1st, 2019. Gaby and Allison's I Hate Everyone But You was the first debut novel published under Wednesday Books' inaugural list, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, and quickly became a bestseller with a sequel to be published in 2019. Gaby Dunn is currently developing her debut original graphic novel in partnership with BOOM! Studios, targeting a Fall 2019 release worldwide.