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The Club No One Wanted to Join - Book Giveaway (ends 9/20)

Friday, September 10, 2010 Posted by Rita A

The Club No One Wanted to Join: Madoff Victims In Their Own Words. The title says it all. The Madoff Ponzi scheme affected thousands. You would be surprised by who it affected. It was not something only Wall Street moguls with plenty of pocket cash fell prey to. It found its victims in the average home. Folks that have been saving their entire lives for retirement and the future. Simple investors to complex, hardcore investors and many shocked investors in between. The book's message is: this can happen to anyone.



How could it have happened? How did these unsuspecting investors be taken for their money, many of which was entire life savings? These were hard working people, real victims falling prey to greed and scandal. You will find they come from all walks of life, blue collar, white collar workers, professionals, retirees from all areas of the country. As the title states - they became involved in The Club No One Wanted to Join.

I had many conversations with my father about the Madoff Ponzi scheme. I remember when pyramid parties were all the rage a few years back. When my dad explained to me, that was pretty much what had happened with the Madoff fiasco, all I could think of was the phrase a sucker is born every minute. Easy to say when things are showing red flags everywhere, but when you have no suspicions, as was represented by the Madoff Swindler, there are no warning signs.

The essays in The Club No One Wanted to Join, are the true tales of 29 victims of the Madoff scheme. In short they are regular people, Americans who got sucked into a Ponzi scheme that even the federal government has yet to solve. They all have one thing in common: they were robbed of their life savings by the worst financial criminal in history, Bernard L. Madoff. It is time the public learns the truth. Real stories with real emotions!

Baring all their gritty details of decisions made and life paths taken, this book is a testament to resilience. Each of these 29 stories will take you into a private world. You can relate to stories. The folks could be your neighbor, or your parents, or you for that matter. Why share their experiences? So others can be aware and protected with information. Known now as Madoff Survivors, they want the public to learn the truth.

I was immediately drawn in to the heart wrenching stories. Each well written essay brings you the experiences from a first hand report.
Here are a few of the essay titles:
Rags to Riches, to Rags
True Wealth - The Gifts of Devastation
What Remains
The Sixty-Five Billion Dollar Question
Trouble is a Great Teacher

This is a book of lessons learned. A story of hope and determination to bounce back. One writer states "Life is hard and often painful. Sometimes a super powerful current comes along and you get your clock cleaned"


It has been a financial disaster of epic proportions for those involved. Since the scheme came to light and after the shock has passed, these authors want to convey how this can happen to anyone and how they survived. The stories are touching and I could not put the book down. I was touched by many of the stories. I am glad they decided to bring their experiences to print. Bravo!

You can purchase The Club No One Wanted to Join - Madoff Victims in Their Own Words, at Amazon or check with your local book seller.

Paperback: 229 pages
Publisher: The Doukathsan Press Of The Massachusetts School of Law; First edition (June 10, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982250932
ISBN-13: 978-0982250938



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***Giveaway Closed***

Would you like to read this incredible book? Here is your chance to win. ONE lucky reader will get a copy of The Club No One Wanted to Join.

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Giveaway ends on September 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Many thanks to Alexandra Roth for providing the review copy and giveaway product.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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46 comments:

  1. debbie said...

    I would like to read this book.
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  4. Stephanie Bruce said...

    I just like to read. This sounded like a pretty decent read.

  5. sharon54220 said...

    No, I don't know anyone that was involved in this. Yes, I would really like to read this book.

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  7. tawnda said...

    in these times of 'no way out' but 'hey... try this!' we are currently living in... sounds like this should be required reading for anyone over the age of 13...
    I don't know them... but their words serve a more general topic...
    Be Warned...
    Be Educated...
    Be a Skeptic!!!
    ...if it's too good to be true, it probably is

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  11. Taffy said...

    I don't know anyone personally who was effected by this scheme. But I wouldn't mind reading about it.
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  12. Miss Lissy said...

    I don't know anyone personally, but I'd love to read the book
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  13. Anonymous said...

    I think it is such a shame that this happened and I would love to read about it! Thank for this opportunity. I follow you daily via email.

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  14. hollowsins said...

    I do not know any victims,but just want to read it to see how they felt.
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  18. ruthhill74 said...

    I always like to read a good true story.

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  21. heathergfox2003 said...

    i would just like to read theis

  22. blueviolet said...

    I'd love to read it! I'll bet it's fascinating!
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  28. Louis H said...

    I was following the scandal closely on the media, but it is a difference between a 30 second news clip and a detailed story from a victim. That's the reason I would like to read the book

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  32. Sarah said...

    Both my dad and I would like to read this book. Fortunately, we don't know any of the victims.

  33. Sarah said...

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  34. Anonymous said...

    I know of no victim personally, but would like to read this book!

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  35. Anonymous said...

    I am thankful that I don"t know any victims and I would like to read this.
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  36. kerri69 said...

    I do not know any victims but I really would love to read this



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  39. susan1215 said...

    Sounds like a good book

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