Today is the day, guys! The Feminist Financial Handbook officially launched this morning, and I’m so excited.
Writing this book took a lot of hours. I knew it would be a big effort before I took it on, but I never could have anticipated how rewarding the process would be.
The Women Who Shared Their Stories
First, I got to sit down and interview a bunch of amazing women who helped this book come to life with their lived experience and expertise. Check them out:
- Aja McClanahan
- Ashley Hill
- Jackie Cummings Koski
- Nicole Lynn Perry
- Chonce Rhea
- Chaton Turner
- Helene Massicotte
- Jennifer Chan
- Heather Watkins
- Amanda Reaume
- Nour Naas
- Carol Graham
- Terry Hekker
- Rebecca Neale
- Abigail Perry
- Taylor Milam
Praise for The Feminist Financial Handbook
As a part of the publishing process, I had to get some reviews on the work once the manuscript was together. Honestly, there’s a reason I started this blog anonymously, and as I sent the manuscript out, I was wishing I could have published it anonymously, too.
It’s not that I wasn’t proud of the work. I just wish the work could stand on its own. I always feel so weird marketing myself.
But I held my breath and sent it out, anyways. I was overwhelmed by the positive feedback. If you’re wondering if this book is for you, check out these reviews to get a better idea:
“You can always find books geared toward helping women to improve their financial lives. Some are condescending mansplanations of finance, couched as an important help to us little ladies and our emotional lady-brains. Some offer pink-jacketed rah-rah enthusiasm claiming to help the modern woman have it all! Some are deep dives into the real financial difficulties and challenges facing specific groups of women. But none of them look at finance from an intersectional feminist perspective―until now.
In every chapter, Brynne offers both actionable steps and hope for individual women who want to make their lives and their finances better. She offers suggestions for how to fight the unfair system while also working within the system. That means everyone who reads this book will put it down knowing ways to work for both a better world as a whole and a better life as an individual.”
-Emily Guy Birken, bestselling author of End Financial Stress Now–
“It’s so different–money is a piece, but there are so many other important topics being discussed that aren’t normally talked about.”
-Candice, owner of Young Yet Wise–
“The Feminist Financial Handbook is a unicorn among finance books – one that endeavors to recontextualize sensible financial basics within an acknowledgment of the myriad forms of oppression within our society. I wholeheartedly applaud Brynne Conroy in her efforts to transform both the role of the finance information world as it exists and the inequalities of the world. Brava!”
– Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women–“Great job describing the challenges faced by marginalized folks in our society. I learned quite a bit, which isn’t common for your more ‘typical’ money book.”
“In The Feminist Financial Handbook, Brynne Conroy provides women with a comprehensive guide to living a wealthier life that contains actionable advice while not sugarcoating real issues that impact women such as the gender pay gap and the impact of divorce. This book is a valuable read.”
-David Carlson author of Hustle Away Debt-
“One of the leading voices in personal finance, Brynne Conroy perfectly sums up what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Money affects every part of our lives ― from the way we dress to how we can support ourselves and our families ― and Conroy does a perfect job of highlighting how the pay gap, discrimination, and the motherhood penalty affect women’s money differently. This is the perfect book for the modern woman looking to understand her finances on a societal level (and how to fight back.)”
-Tori Dunlap, Editor at Tomorrow Ideas–
“Too often, we forget that women have very unique financial needs. The Feminist Financial Handbook remedies this problem nicely by tackling issues modern women face when planning for a secure financial future. If you’re a woman struggling with the reality of money in the patriarchy, this book can help you break free and live your best financial life.”
–Miranda Marquit, money expert, financial journalist, and political activist-
“Conroy has done her research and given a platform to the rich and diverse experiences of womanhood and our relationship to money. This truly is the feminist financial handbook for the new wave of intersectional feminism.”
-Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together–
“Conroy goes beyond blanket, modern-day notions of #girlboss to not only explore, but redefine what financial well-being means to different people. Meticulously researched and forward thinking, contemporary feminism, which includes ableism and non-traditional populations, The Feminist Financial Handbook not only serves as a practical guide, but as a platform of empowerment to the oppressed and underserved. ”
-Jackie Lam, owner of Hey Freelancer–
Now it’s your turn.
Of course, I’m so thrilled to hear my peers enjoyed the read. But now it’s your turn.
This book has a chance (though hardly a guarantee) of becoming an Amazon Bestseller. If you’re thinking about buying it, I’d urge you to do so today. It gives the book a better chance of reaching that elite status.
If you’re into it, leave a review on Amazon as that’s one of the biggest factors in getting this important information out to a wider audience. I know there’s stuff in this book that can help other people, so I’d like to get it in front of as many of them as possible.
If you read it and there’s anything you’d like to discuss with me, please leave a comment here on the blog or shoot me an email! I wrote this booking hoping it would spark discussion. As long as your thoughts are made known respectfully, I’m excited to start having those discussions. Thank you to all who made this tome possible.