Paul Rippey’s New Book Launches
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:03AM
Paul Rippey
I am thrilled to announce the publication of In My Own Hands: How Three Decades of Work in Pro-Poor Finance brought me Real Estate, a Stock Portfolio, and Diamond Elite Status on Delta Airlines. This is a book I had to write. It shows how my work bringing financial services to the world’s poorest people led my family and me to live in beautiful villas, send the children to private schools, and attend sumptuous conferences in cities from Frankfurt to Seattle, Washington to Cape Town. For young people with a passion to make people’s lives better,  the book is full of useful hints on loopholes in US tax law, maximizing reimbursables, and managing household help.
But there are two sides to this story: despite all the satisfaction and excitement of poverty work, In My Own Hands is also tinged with deep sadness — the constant awareness I feel that - although I have traveled to dozens of countries doing my best to help poor people, I have never been to either Viet Nam or Japan, two of the greatest cuisines. 
Look for In My Own Hands on-line, and if you can’t find it there (you can’t), why not buy a real book, The Cow of Gueckedou, by the same author.
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