3.08.2012

Reading: The Richest Man in Babylon

As part of my financial reading material, I decided to pick up a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon from the local library.

The book came together in 1926, so these stories are meant to generalize and be applicable to a variety of hard working people looking to make it in the world.

So far, I find it too much like a Aesop's Fairy Tales with a homoerotic tendency, rather than financially illuminating.

Case in point:

  • Pg 13 - "Beads of perspiration formed upon his brow and trickled down unnoticed to lose themselves in the hairy jungle on his chest"
  • Pg 15 - "As young men we shared each other's pleasures"
So, 38 pages in, I'm still waiting for the punchline.