How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's
easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite club: you just
have to follow seven simple rules. The first rule is, always live well below your means. The last rule is, choose your
occupation wisely. You'll have to buy the book to find out the other five. It's only fair. The authors' conclusions are
commonsensical. But, as they point out, their prescription often flies in the face of what we think wealthy people
should do. There are no pop stars or athletes in this book, but plenty of wall-board manufacturers--particularly ones
who take cheap, infrequent vacations! Stanley and Danko mercilessly show how wealth takes sacrifice, discipline, and
hard work, qualities that are positively discouraged by our high-consumption society. "You aren't what you drive,"
admonish the authors. Somewhere, Benjamin Franklin is smiling.