The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All

The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All - Alexandra Penney Ms. Penney is an affluent member of society whose worst nightmare is the thought of losing everything and ending up penniless in the street. A horrible nightmare to be sure … until it actually happens. This is the true story of the author’s experience with financial ruin after losing everything by investing with Bernie Madoff (the original Ponzie scheme).

This was an interesting read, but somehow I could not muster the appropriate sympathy for Ms. Penney. Granted, losing all your money, your home and everything else you value is devastating no matter how much or how little it all amounts to. But Ms. Penney had a support circle and contacts to manage to get herself on her feet again much faster than the average person. Kudos to her for telling her story and finding her life again, but it would have taken someone like me much longer if I could even do it at all.