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Primetime TV Book Reviews
Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business by Barbara
Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield
I guess this is supposed to be a type of self-help book,
but it's more just a really inspirational story. I don't know if anyone
else can really do what she did. She got into the real estate business
in New York City at a time when everything was very cheap, and the
economy was good. Also, her particular personality and the way she grew
up are really the skills she needed to sell real estate and be a
The book is mostly about how she built her business, but
it's also about how, every time she has an obstacle in her life, she
remembers something her mother told her or taught her. It's a very
interesting story, and easy to read. I wasn't sure if I would like it,
but I really did.
Maybe it will inspire you to go out and make something
of yourself. I'm sure that's the point of it. Anyone who comes from a
poor background, like she did, can go out and get rich. But, it sure
helps if you are outgoing and have a great family to give you ideas and
the skills to meet whatever life throws at you as well as to give you
confidence in yourself.
Here is the press release info sent to me in April:
For the second week in a row, ABC 's hit reality show
for aspiring entrepreneurs, "Shark Tank" and Barbara Corcoran, real
estate mogul and bestselling author of SHARK TALES: How I Turned $1,000
into a Billion Dollar Business, sunk the competition this past Friday
winning its timeslot, earning the network its second largest audience
and highest 18-49 rating in more than a year.
In SHARK TALES, Corcoran dispenses the no-nonsense advice that has made
her successful in business and in life, which has become her signature
style as the only female shark tough enough to swim with fellow sharks
including Mark Cuban, Jeff Foxworthy and Daymond John in this inspiring
Mark Burnett production.
In her book, Corcoran documents going from multi-millionaire real estate
mogul to partnering with small, aspiring entrepreneurs on Shark Tank.
From her run-ins with the king of New York real estate and potential
2012 Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, to her mom's always
thoughtful advice ("If you don't have big breasts put ribbons on your
pigtails!") Corcoran talks about it all in SHARK TALES.
More info on her site at
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