This is the book that every grandparent (or parent) has always meant to write for their children… but has never found the time to do so.
In short, John D. Spooner has carefully crafted a series of essential life lessons that every young person just out of college or high school needs to read before they embark upon their own life’s adventures.
Told in friendly and reassuring tones, Spooner relates wonderful stories to illustrate and gently guide the next generation of what they can expect when searching for a job, how to know if you’ve found the right spouse, insights on how to plan for one’s financial future, how the internet has changed our lives, dealing with adversity in life, and much, much more.
No One Ever Told Us That condenses all of this key information into one volume – and it’s presented in a clear-eyed way that only a loving grandparent can.
For decades, John D. Spooner has been one of America’s leading financial advisors. Now, as his own grandchildren are on the frightening cusp of adulthood, Spooner has chosen to impart his wisdom to them — and to readers everywhere — in the form of old-fashioned letters.
“Best common-sense investment advisor since Peter Lynch.”
—Tom Stemberg, Chairman of Staples
“Spooner is a stockbroker with a gift of gab…diverting reading for both those enthralled by the stock market and those appalled by it.”
—New York Times
“Spooner, known nationally as the author of Smart People, Sex and Money, and Confessions of a Stockbroker, is a phenomenon, as much as psychologist and futurist as an investment advisor.”
“Judging a book by its cover… can really pay off.”
—The Chicago Tribune
“Charming and engaging. His tone is charming and engaging…Spooner’s book is reminiscent of the 1980s bestseller, ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.’ These are great anecdotes.”
Clarifies, not mystifies. John Spooner writes to clarify – not mystify. A refreshing call for common sense investing.
—Franklin W. Hobbs, Chairman Walburg Dillon Read
Clever and witty! John Spooner is intelligent, clever and witty, and unique in that he not only writes with style about making money, but he actually makes money for his clients.
—Strauss Zelnick, President and CEO of BMG Entertainment
Playboy calls him “Playboy’s wizard broker…”