Friday, December 11, 2015

Review: Saga of Wealth by Cassia Cassitas

If you were at all affected by the financial crisis of 2008, then this is a book that you should appreciate. Taking place in both the United States and Brazil, it shows the far-reaching effects of the financial crisis of the real estate plummet.
   The main character Ricardo is torn between making a
decent living in the financial industry and the ethical considerations of the hardships placed upon people. His wife, Carolina, is an architect who begins her own company. What we see with her is the underlying gender inequality that exists to this day.
   Like many people, I was affected the financial crisis of 2008. I lost my job shortly afterward (March 2009) when the company I worked for went out of business. It was a struggle to find work because so many people were unemployed.
   I really enjoyed how Cassitas was able to write this book in a thought-provoking way and make me realize that America was not the only country that went through this hardship. This book is not for everyone, but it is a good beach read.
Full disclosure: I received this book free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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