Sex, Love, and Money

Sex, Love, and Money

Revenge and Ruin in the World of High-stakes Divorce

Book - 2010
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One of the nation's top divorce lawyers opens his case files to share true stories that rival the most outrageous fiction

Gerald Nissenbaum knows everything about his clients-how much is in their bank accounts, what kind of sex their spouses like, if they married for money or power, and who cheated with whom. For the first time in his long career, Nissenbaum gives the lowdown on all the antics he's experienced in dealing with clients who have money to burn.

From a C-note hooker-turned-trophy-wife who put her dying husband into a nursing home and drained his bank accounts, to the dad who spent millions to recover the kids his wife kidnapped, this memoir is by turns dark, cathartic, vengeful, and hilarious as it describes the high-end, high-conflict divorces that ruin the lives of everyone involved.

Currently commanding $700 per hour, Nissenbaum sees firsthand how neurotic, unrealistic, status-hungry, manipulative, and sex-crazed his multimillion-dollar clients can be. In the style of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential , Nissenbaum and Sedgwick blow the doors off the dark side of marriage, making this outrageous and compelling memoir a truly guilty pleasure.

Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781594630637
Branch Call Number: 306.890973 N726
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sedgwick, John 1954-

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VRMurphy
Jan 17, 2013

Well-written, as the lawyer author has a real gift for the anecdote. Slightly trashy read, of course, because of the schadenfreude aspect, but I like that he included some tips for avoiding the common problems.

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bigcajunman
Nov 30, 2010

A peek into the seedy side of Divorce from a High Priced divorce lawyer's point of view. The advice given in the book is a little stunted, but the stories are the "dirty little secrets" that no one likes to admit they read.

All in all, not a bad read, but if you are not into sordid stories, give this book a pass.

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