Barbara Corcoran with Bruce Littlefield

Use What You’ve Got

& Other Business Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Portfolio/Penguin Putnam, February 2003

In Use What You’ve Got, Barbara shares her hilarious stories about growing up, getting into trouble, failing miserably, and then starting over again. In each chapter, she comes back to one of her mom’s unconventional lessons, and how it applies in the real world of business. Whatever your calling, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you’ve got to create success in your life. Whether you’re just starting out, fighting your way up the career ladder, or reentering the workforce, Use What You’ve Got is an owner’s manual to your most valuable asset.

“…Corcoran could be selling plumbing supplies, and the story would still fly. “

– Kirkus Reviews

“I love this book. Her simple secrets should be mandatory reading for all with an eye on success.”

– Judge Judy Sheindlin