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For Love or Money

A Guide to Bungee Jumping Through Life

By Annie Oeth

Who knew bungee jumping is safer than entering into a new relationship or investing your money?

Love, money and taking risks all have one thing in common.

Each is a series of leaps, large and small.

For Love or Money: A Guide to Bungee-Jumping Through Life sorts our life's triumphs and pitfalls, whether they be in relationships, finances or all of the above. Annie Oeth, author of Because I Said So: Life in The Mom Zone, offers in her new book a second helping of down-to-earth laughter, love and encouragement with a little self help in the mix. Although the author is a newspaper columnist, all entries were written exclusively for the book.

About Oeth's first book, bestselling author Jill Conner Browne wrote: "Our own precious Annie Oeth has penned Genius for us in Because I Said So. Matters not if one never parented a child—for certain, everybody was one, once—so the appeal and the truth are universal." Also commenting on the first book was the Library Journal: "As a weekly newspaper column, these entries are quite charming and likely have a destination readership . . . "—May 2014.

Whether you're just starting out in life or have been there and have the T-shirt to prove it, For Love or Money will take you from the shaky ground on which you sometimes stand to the launching pad of your next leap of faith.


A native of West Point, Mississippi, Annie Oeth began writing from her front porch swing when she wasn’t climbing trees and drawing. She is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women. In 1996, she moved from Mississippi’s smallest daily newspaper, The Daily Times Leader in West Point, to the state’s largest, The Clarion-Ledger, in Jackson. She is currently the newspaper's features editor. She lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

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