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Publisher's Summary

After failing at 22 other jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using 24 unconventional lessons learned from her mom, Barbara built that tiny company into a $4 billion business, and today she's richer than her wildest childhood dreams.

Barbara's hilarious stories and her mom's pithy advice (from "If you want to be a cheerleader, you better know the cheers" to "Jumping out the window will make you either an ass or a hero") are bound to inspire greatness in any reader. This national best seller (previously titled Use What You've Got) will make you feel better about yourself and teach you to look at obstacles in a whole different way.

This audiobook is identical to Use What You've Got.
©2003 Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Corcoran's humanity, humor, and wisdom gently convey worthwhile lessons for those who would like to succeed on their own terms." (Miami Herald)
"A practial, funny compendium of advice that should stick with any reader." (USA Today)
"A likeable and worthwhile book, an honorable contribution with heart." (Publishers Weekly)

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Enjoyable and Inspiring!

One of the most enjoyable and inspiring audiobooks I've listened to. It was the perfect companion on a long drive because it allowed for time to brainstorm ways to apply the thoughts and ideas the author talked about to my own business. I think that being read by the author also makes it more enjoyable because you can really hear her personality and passion come alive.

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A great communication, sales & marketing book!

For everybody interested in communication, self-improvement, sales or marketing, this book is a 'must listen'. You'll be fascinated when Barbara tells her story, becoming a successfull self-made Real Estate Agent with basically zero education and capital. It seems all you need is a sharp mind and a good way with people... A great book!

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A must read for anyone who was poor student.

A must read for anyone starting a business who was poor student in school or anyone that loves a good story. The book is funny interesting and inspirational. For the many people who were unable to excel in school it is so helpful when the individuals who have achieved phenomenal success share their stories. The other current best seller that highlights this phenomenon is, "The Devil in the White City" detailing the extraordinary contributions of Daniel H. Burnham. Enjoy!

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Enjoyable listen...

This was a fun listen. Corcoran relays practical business insights in a funny and light hearted way. I wanted to keep driving so I could listen to the whole book. Highly recommended

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low class

I thought this would provide real estate insights, it was irritatingly silly.

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Excellent Buy

I loved this book. Entertaining and informative. Very basic but true to every business professional. Highly recommended.

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My favorite book!

I loved Barbara’s reading and story-telling ability. So many great lessons to live, work and play by. It’s a book I plan to return to for encouragement in my own journey as I remind myself to, “Enjoy the journey!”

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Great Listen

Loved hearing about her success and how she got there. Great story, great life lessons, overall very inspirational!

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Great book!

Great story and very entertaining! And I loved the music intro between chapters. I can't wait to read other of her books.

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Fun, Cute Stories, Great Life Lessons

I really enjoyed listening to this short audio book. Barbara does a great job at weaving the cute stories from her childhood into solid business and life lessons from her career. It’s easy to get involved in the storyline and stay engaged. Perfectly orchestrated!