Real estate maven Barbara Corcoran is the founder of The Corcoran Group and a “shark” investor on TV’s Shark Tank. Her tale of humble beginnings growing up in family of 10 kids in Edgewater, New Jersey, is laugh-out-loud entertaining, featuring a motley cast of relatives and their hijinks. Her mother was compassionate and shrewd, and her inventive father was full of fun. Her family, Corcoran says, writing with Bruce Littlefield, prepared her for survival in a cutthroat world. She traces her journey from a $1,000 investment in her business to the top of the heap of New York City real estate. The Shark Tank section builds from a previous book, and the advice is a bit repetitive, but fans will appreciate the inside scoop on the show. Corcoran’s juicy anecdotes, including her dealings with then-developer Donald Trump, are riveting. If you’re looking for entrepreneurial inspiration, are curious about what makes Corcoran tick or just want to laugh, you’ll breeze through this fun read with pleasure.
About the Authors
Founder and former president of The Corcoran Group Barbara Corcoran is a “shark” investor on the reality TV show Shark Tales.