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The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
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The Art of Money Getting

by P.T. Barnum

259 ratings, 84 reviews

It's a shame ole P.T. Barnum gets pegged with saying "There's a sucker born every minute," not simply because he never said it, but because he seems like a pretty stand up guy. You'll get the sense of his wisdom and level-headed business savvy in his short and sweet The Art of Money Getting. It's as relevant today as it was in 1880.

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Keng devilkinship Keng

November 15, 2554

DDD

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Biagio Cerbelli

March 31, 2014

Excellent book! Its all common sense but how quickly and easily we forget how to act in our lives.

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Douglas Chetcuti

February 23, 2014

Some very good advice. Worth reading.

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Andrew Roberts

February 15, 2014

P.

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Liteka Ward

January 31, 2014

Very good traditional knowledge with sensitive moral goodness. Direct and to the point for any age level to overstand, even as a child. Greatly enjoyed reading!

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Maria Cervales

January 27, 2014

Solicits great advice on your finances and life, as a whole, w/o ever being mundane or patronizing. Great read for young people!

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Gary Hernandez

December 09, 2013

This is one of the best books on money advice I have read. Should be required reading in high school.

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Marie Smith

November 27, 2013

"simple read" has nothing to do with its relevance and poignancy. Fantastic read and i too would recommend to anyone who CAN find the brilliance in it.

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Kemianna Spence

November 23, 2013

Really good

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Steve Kaye

November 21, 2013

Right on the button for those seeking the true ideal of wealth based on sincere desire and integrity. Barnum goes beyond "money" as a raisin d'รชtre.

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Alison Hess

November 20, 2013

Best and most relevant thing I may have ever read. I'm 22 years old and this really hit home. I'd recommend this to anyone who ever worked, spends money- in other words, everyone.

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Bob Ntembe

November 03, 2013

This is the best book on money & honesty living. I enjoyed reading it.

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John Lange

October 15, 2013

Doggy

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Maddy Hhims

September 24, 2013

Im a 7th grader :3 and i love reading novels

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Alaina Williford

September 24, 2013

This is a simple book to me

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September 22, 2013

Just shows how starved today's world is starved of light you will find in this book.

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Paul Philippi

September 17, 2013

A great book & easy to read. It should be taught as a required course for high school graduation and for Congressmen by which to run the country!!! No increase of the debt cieling, but cutting expenditures!!!

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Darhonna Wilkerson

September 05, 2013

This book is great it rt in it and i love art

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Zachary Hoyt

August 19, 2013

This book is financial food, for people hungry for financial freedom!

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Uchenna Ochi

August 10, 2013

Since the first time I read this book 8 years ago, I have lived the principles and feel very glad for the result. I am a living testimony of its workability.

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Michele Parker

August 08, 2013

A must read for ALL ages. Great reminders of the basic truths in life. It might be advised that our youth of our nation should not only be taught these principles, but taught how to relish its truths.

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nat f. holtzman

July 06, 2013

thank you...

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Eliza Mables

July 06, 2013

I love this book. It is very well written. After I read it I came up with lots of ways to conserve/collect more money.

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Sam Tom

July 03, 2013

Such basic principles anyone can follow. With a little determination, maybe I'll get that money soon. :)

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Alan Aronow

June 24, 2013

It is fascinating that despite the decades of time passed since its creation, this book gives timely and sage advice on how to behave nobly in ways that mutually benefit the reader and society.

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Apryl Anderson

June 22, 2013

I love that this is written with the rhythm and rhyme of a circus ringmaster! It gives the impression of sitting at a turn-of-the-century (the 19th) lecture hall. But these are timeless truths, and so much more relevant than, "there's a sucker born every moment." Admittedly, that's the reason I read the book, to find out the context of his oft' quoted expression. And how cool is it that we didn't have to pay a cent for this?

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Dara Peou

June 13, 2013

No one wants to be a poor

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Jesus Avila

May 12, 2013

Good

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Noah Vandamme

April 17, 2013

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Gabe Sullivan

April 11, 2013

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Rae Renee

April 05, 2013

Well put! Good and easy read.

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Jessica Delossantos

March 26, 2013

It is a good book๐Ÿ˜Š

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ASH M

March 23, 2013

Great

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Jake Mroczenski

March 18, 2013

Good book๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ฆ

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Wild Kitten

March 01, 2013

Great read inspiring

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Andrew Whitfield

February 28, 2013

Great read, simple yet masterful advice.. But so are most things in life that are masterful.

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Alanna Seljeskog

February 22, 2013

Straight forward with good common sense. A good reminder of some simple principles.

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Fernando Kafie

January 25, 2013

Excellent book for any age!

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Nabeel Deane

January 23, 2013

Great easy read that will really teach a person lessons that can be practiced in today's world.

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Tina Vars

January 22, 2013

Great reading on the practicalities of seeking to expand one's wealth. It's focus on the virtues of integrity and honesty should place this on any Business 101 reading list.

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F T

January 20, 2013

The advice is timeless,just starting out and this book is inspiring. A quick read too!

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Kakah Akhenaton

December 26, 2012

Timeless wisdom in such few pages :)

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Joseph Bly

December 16, 2012

Great book, well written. He is not just a circus guy. Very applicable to any age.

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sarah westcott

December 03, 2012

amazingly relevant to today and really interesting to read

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Linda Qiu

November 25, 2012

excellent read~ makes me wonder that this book would be a valuable addition to high school reading lists~

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Linda Qiu

November 25, 2012

excellent read~ makes me wonder that this book would be a valuable addition to high school reading lists~

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Karson Liles

November 05, 2012

Little curzing but good

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Sheila Vesciglio

November 05, 2012

A must read for the young starting out

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Karthik Vasudevan

October 26, 2012

Good

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Helen Walsh

October 25, 2012

Interesting and informative....

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Alaa Stalingrad

October 23, 2012

Wisdom story

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Bill Marsoun

October 20, 2012

Every young person should read this. A simple financial philosophy in easy language

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Paul-Chief Neal

October 11, 2012

Quick read. Great book though

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Naaquan Shoulars

October 10, 2012

Great book, The truths and insights are useless if their not applied and used!

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Hnoo Alsktawi

September 29, 2012

Hana

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Gayle Wallace

September 23, 2012

As relevant to modern day life as it was then!

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Alissa Croft

September 13, 2012

Very good

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Jacob Prather

September 07, 2012

A truly great book. Well-written for easy reading.

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Abhijit Sinharoy

September 02, 2012

A briliiant, concise treatise. Solidly written and still very relevant. Read it for sensible advice.

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Ben Tettris

August 27, 2012

Awesome read with some very poignant truths. DEFINITLY should be required high school reading.

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Hugh Simpson

August 18, 2012

As the former CBS News consumer investigative reporter I say that EVERYONE should read this book at least once especially if they want lead a joyful prosperous life!

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Jazz Rodriguez

August 18, 2012

What

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Matt Sturkie

August 15, 2012

Excellent financial advice. Should be mandatory high school reading

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Frank Miles

August 04, 2012

This is a MUST READ for every adult. The truth of Barnum's words is completely applicable to today's business climate although it came from a very different time.

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Peter Barabas

July 18, 2012

Definitely as must read, especially to the lazy dreamers like myself.

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Drew Tate

July 11, 2012

Nice book very applicable

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Chanelle Rudder

June 24, 2012

Every person must read!

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David Molnar

June 04, 2012

Simply awesome. Really.

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Aniq Sheikh

May 27, 2012

Simple but powerfull!!

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Gina Brousseau

May 25, 2012

Awesome was set in different time period but still applicable

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Salvador Gomez

May 10, 2012

Man I like it

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Henry Tarazona

April 30, 2012

Great book

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Avi Turaga

April 16, 2012

Amazing book....ever relevant

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Richard Williams

April 12, 2012

Nothing has changed, great book!

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Lee Boyd

April 09, 2012

Great book oldie but goodie

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Jennifer Shipley Vitagliano

April 02, 2012

Always timely!

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michael murray

March 28, 2012

Sometimes it is good to go back to the masters to find the truth. Time changes but principles really don't!

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Kevin Greene

February 11, 2012

In a time of economic crisis, this books reminds us of the art of business conducted with honesty, integrity and respect.

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Taylor Tomashewski

February 06, 2012

Not bad

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Izz DX

January 20, 2012

great book

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Homer Ozuna

January 12, 2012

Great, reasonable , an worth reading

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Angela Fitch

September 03, 2011

This was a great read!

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Richard Suazo

August 30, 2011

Excellent reading. You cannot move forward without following and understanding the basics first!

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FollowJesus InTruth

June 24, 2011

Wisdom is constant throughout the ages. Mr Barnum shows much of life in that era, his advices are sound even for today! Great reading!๎Œฎ