‘More Money, More Problems’ details the issue of too much money and not enough shoes
By Livia Turnbull, Humour Editor
More Money, More Problems by Susan Rich is an amazing read. Set in the hectic world of 2013, our heroine Charlotte Powers is living in a Brownstone in New York City when two men appear on her doorstep wishing to court her. The first man, Jacques, is a billionaire from the romantic land of Paris. The second man, Ricardo, is a Spanish billionaire with the biggest mansion in all of Spain. Charlotte has to choose one of these men to marry—but each is hiding a deep, dark secret about the other.
The romance is bit lacking in this department as the two men do nothing more than glare at each other warily whenever they have a scene together.
Once you read this book, I guarantee that you will be absorbed in the mystery that the lovers provide our noble heroine with. The coded note one of them sends is a bit of mystery “[sic] skanhTrofllaruoytorppus. LlauoyssimllI.” The note says to read the message backwards, but I can’t figure it out. Maybe some smart people can decode this riddle, but this is too complex. We don’t want to solve codes. We want to read about Charlotte Powers running out of makeup just before her big important date. Still, I would recommend reading this book, as it will provide a wonderful distraction from all the problems in your life.
Charlotte’s bravery is something to be appreciated in this tense novel. Many women will sympathize with her struggles to diet enough so that she can fit back into the size 2 jeans she wore in high school. Many will laugh at her stupid boss who only decided to hire her because they needed a woman in the company. His sexist remarks really touch upon the issues that modern women face in society.
Charlotte remarks that women are left with just enough disposable income to buy only one shoe. These are issues that women really need to hear in today’s world. The gender wage gap has to be decreased so that women can afford to buy more than one shoe with their leftover disposable income. All in all, a wonderful book that finally communicates the issues that upper middle class women are faced with.