Comedian Authors Money Memoir after bankruptcy; Interviews 100 women
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 11, 2021 / 24-7PressRelease / – Monica Parker asked 100 women about their relationship to money after heartbreaking bankruptcy and found that mental, emotional and even spiritual well-being, motto, and even spirituality are what what women are looking for. His new memoir, “Oops! Forgot to Save Money (and it turns out I’m not alone) “features stories – the good, the bad, and the best – about women, money and the entire spectrum. emotions of shame, envy, greed and resentment towards joy, charity, expediency and generosity.
Parker says, “During the process of writing this book, I asked almost 100 women about their relationship to money. Many of them have never had a conversation about money with anyone. It’s like being asked to unlock their secret journal and share their innermost thoughts. People talk to me; they tell me things that they wouldn’t normally share with others.
“Oops! Forgot to Save Money,” published by Smart House Books, is now available on Amazon, Indigo, Barnes and Noble, Ingram and iammonicaparker.com.
Hacks and Designing Women star Jean Smart calls Parker “The Erma Bombeck of Bucks,” and the nickname fits Parker’s “anthropological” approach to money, marriage, denial and deliverance.
After finally being inundated with calls from bill collectors and red letter “last notice” letters delivered to the front door (then pushed blindly into her denial drawer), Monica and her husband finally sat down. look at a bankruptcy attorney’s office – their countless credit cards washed away, their credit destroyed.
It was awakening. “I had to grow up and face myself,” Parker says. “It was definitely about pulling myself together.”
Raised in a war-torn family uncertain about money, Monica Parker, born in Glasgow, Scotland, raised in Toronto, Canada, and eventually found her place in Los Angeles. There she worked alongside legends like Sir Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, John Cusack, John Candy and Kim Cattrall.
“For women in particular, money is overloaded with emotional meaning,” Parker says. “We think we are not worthy, therefore we do not deserve success. And these stories can apply to gazillionaires as well as those living below the poverty line. “
She says bad financial behavior can be changed, even if it doesn’t happen overnight. “First comes the recognition and acceptance that these behaviors exist, then the work to erase them and replace them with healthier behaviors. The hole in our soul can be healed.
Monica wrote her book “Oops! I forgot to save money ”as an edifying tale. She says it’s not a “How to” but a “Never!” Based on lessons learned from her interviews and personal journey, she offers a few pearls of wisdom for those trying to avoid that all-too-familiar sinking feeling that comes after reviewing credit card bills after the holidays:
• Stop living in Fantasyland. “Stop pretending you have a ton of money. You don’t. Start to become more aware of your money, how limited it is, and the fact that paying for meals might be more important than buying a new PS5 for the kids.
• Prioritize what is important. Monica started making lists of what was really necessary and important in her life, what wasn’t and where she was putting money, so she could start making better financial decisions. She says you can do the same with your vacation expenses. “At the end of the day,” says Monica, “the most important thing is to be with and reconnect with friends and family. Your family really wants you, not the trinkets you might show up with, so don’t think that you have to go out of your way to buy expensive gifts for everyone. A tin of homemade cookies from the heart really tastes sweeter. You are not Oprah, not everyone has to have a car.
• Stay away from “buy now, pay later” packages. “Be careful not to be drawn into ‘buy now, pay later’ offers. They are a potential financial sinkhole. The interest alone of these attractive loans will only make matters worse.
• Treat yourself a little… but not TOO MUCH. “I am not a Marie Kondo person. I think we should be allowed to let go a bit. But first ask yourself these questions: “Can we afford it?” Will we be able to regret it the next morning? It’s a bit like eating too much cake: it can hurt!
Parker says, “I learned so much on this trip about bringing conversations about money to light, but the one lesson I’ve learned to appreciate the most, besides the value of compound interest, is that as women we are gold. “
By the way: Monica Parker was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, until the age of thirteen when she immigrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada. Her television career began when she created, wrote, and acted on an outrageous exercise show for an independent television station. She went on to write for numerous television series and appeared on stage, in film and on television in Canada and the United States, working with notable talents like Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas and Kirstie Alley. As a producer, Monica has focused on socially relevant TV dramas such as Hunger Point on anorexia, starring Mad Men’s Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks; and The Party Never Stops, a story about the deadly results of heavy drinking that earned a Prism Award nomination for its star, Nancy Travis.
Monica is currently performing in her insightful and funny one-woman show; Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies which spawned her fun yet true non-fictional anti-diet book Getting Waisted – A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin. This is a book for anyone who can relate to struggling to lose weight over and over and over and over again. Her story is funny and painful, but it’s also inspiring. She believes that some people just aren’t meant to be like sylphs and she’s too happy to be their “Pie” Piper.
Among Monica’s many accolades, she was recently invited to serve on the advisory board of Humber College’s prestigious television writing and production program. She is a popular speaker and thought leader on a topic close to her heart. “Self-love instead of self-hatred. Monica currently has a recurring role on the hit SciFy series; Challenge.
Monica has been married since the dinosaurs roamed the earth to her wonderful, patient and holy husband Gilles and is the mother of their less patient but nonetheless wonderful 28-year-old son, Remy. They currently split their time between Toronto and Los Angeles, but are determined to find the perfect cabin on a magical Muskoka lake and spend as much time there as possible.
For more information, visit iammonicaparker.com. To request an interview with Monica Parker, contact international publicist Michelle Tennant Nicholson: [email protected] or 828-749-3200.
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