Smart Girls Marry Money Helps Women Get Their Guy
By Cathy Griffin
Marrying a millionaire used to be a fantasy shared by scores of women, but with today’s economic woes, gals need to focus on acquisitions in the billions, trillions, and quad-zillions! In Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake’s new book, Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped into the Romantic Dream—and How They’re Paying for It (Running Press; $17.95), they bring good old-fashioned gold-digging tips into the 21st century.
The ultimate retro response to our recession, Smart Girls—out this spring—is a hard-hitting and hilarious indictment of society that gives women a new approach to dating and mating. While most such manuals written in the last few years sell ladies on how to save and invest, this irreverent read focuses on a smarter, hipper way to bring in the dividends.
Ford says that the chapter “Fluffer Wives” came about after watching countless girls in Tinseltown fall in love and painstakingly stand by their men, only to be cast aside for younger versions—usually leggy models—who wind up getting all the dough without lifting an acrylic fingernail. “Female empowerment has women working hard to look sexier than ever, while carrying more than their fair share financially,” says Ford. “Enough is enough! We burned our bras and were punished, so now— show us the money!”
Smart Girls kicks off with the question, “Why should women marry for love if half of all marriages end in divorce?” This and other high-stakes issues are out of your stock broker’s purview, so girls—read up!
LAC celebrates the women of its May/June 2013 issue at Palihouse in West Hollywood.