We know that personal finance should be simple math: spend less than what comes in the door. Yet we also know that—people being people—this is rarely done with ease. Enter Mark Butler’s winsome, original work on the psychology of money. While encountering a variety of irrepressible characters and their all-too-human stories, we’re presented a compelling new paradigm through which to finally see who we are in relation to our personal money. In Zen Money Blues, this proves to be a most humorous and satisfying journey.