Riveting. Polk has managed to write a fast-paced thriller of a memoir, while at the same time exploring the pain underneath our desire for money, power, and success with startling honesty, brilliance, and depth. But perhaps the best part (and there are so many best parts in For the Love of Money), is that Polk’s story is a remarkable blueprint of hope and transformation for what comes after greed. I was blown away.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God
I read Sam Polk’s For the Love of Money in one night. It’s an engrossing and important book—required reading for the legions of bright, young students who assume that money brings well-being. As Polk shows, enduring happiness comes from a career grounded in passion and meaningfulness.
New York Times bestselling author of Drunk Tank Pink and associate professor of marketing and psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business
A page-turning journey of radical transformation with rare insights into the dysfunction of Wall Street and our achievement-obsessed culture, written with a level of honesty and depth that is rare for any author.
bestselling coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
A compelling, mesmerizing, and deeply psychological memoir. Polk’s journey is both courageous and inspirational, and a reminder to all of us that there are pursuits far more fulfilling than the accumulation of material wealth.
ROBIN BERMAN, MD
associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and author of Permission to Parent
Beyond a cautionary tale on wealth addiction and the toxic culture of Wall Street, For the Love of Money is also a tender and clear story of the transformation of a soul in search of self and healing. Along with a vivid entry into the world of a hedge fund trader, the reader finds resonance in Sam Polk’s excavation of his essential wound and is likewise brought into the bright light
GREGORY BOYLE, SJ
founder of Homeboy Industries and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion