I Survived Capitalism and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt: Everything I Wish I Never Had to Learn about Money

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Doubleday Books
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5.9 X 7.5 X 2.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
MADELINE PENDLETON is the CEO and founder of Tunnel Vision, an L.A.-based clothing company with a progressive, employee-centered approach to business. In addition to her entrepreneurial success, Madeline has garnered a massive following on TikTok, where she shares stories and advice based on her experience growing up in California's punk scene, escaping poverty, and building a community-minded company.
"With punk optimism, cinematic storytelling, and a moral center undeterred by what 'everyone else does, ' this book presents the life and death money scenarios real people face. Madeline covers class, college recruiting, home ownership, and workplace rights with a brilliant sense of community and warmth."
--Gabe Dunn, podcast host and author of Bad with Money

"A witty and profound commentary on navigating the harsh terrain of poverty, inequality, class, and an oftentimes unforgiving, unfair financial system that all of us are forced to participate in. Drawing on her rich personal experiences and hard-won financial lessons, Pendleton's path to financial stability is inspiring. This book is a transformative call to action to build a better, more just, equitable world."
--Paco de Leon, host of the Weird Finance podcast and author of Finance for the People

"A vivid account of the many challenges millennials face while trying to make it in an unforgiving economy. . . Illuminating. . . Move on, Jim Cramer. Here's the real deal--smart, undaunted, and eminently wise."
--Kirkus Reviews *starred review*

"[Pendleton] shines in her idiosyncratic debut memoir-cum-finance guide. . . Pendleton is a penetrating critic of economic injustice and the shortcomings of traditional personal finance programs. . . Her substantial guidance on "how to run an equitable business" is a refreshing alternative to the lip service found in other manuals. . . This stands out from the pack."
--Publishers Weekly