Andrew Allentuck

Monday, February 25, 2002

How Much is Enough?
by Pamela York Klainer
Basic Books, 226 pages
ISBN 0-465-03748-8

If inspiration is the way to fortune, then this guide should be the way to the grail of finance. The author, who specializes in crossover human interest-finance themes, starts with the introspective question of what money means to the reader and then moves on to give advice on money and relationships, money and one's role in the home, money and marriage, money and financial planning and, of course, money and the inner mind.

Heavily promoted and beautifully printed, the book turns out to be fool's gold. For the reader who wants to understand what money means, it could help. Therapy, of course, is where you find it and what you make of it. But this is no investment guide. For the reader who wants to make more money, the book is of little use.