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This description may be from another edition of this product. Two lives, together, then apart, then together again, as a brother and a sister discover the riches of life. 'Rich Brother, Rich Sister' combines the inspirational true life stories of Robert Kiyosaki...

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Wisdom on every page.

This book is not only different than the other Rich Dad books in that it takes a very holistic look at what it means to be "rich", but it leads with that concept in mind. Robert shares a refreshing and candid look at his life, beginning with his childhood and the experiences that shaped his early concepts about life, religion and wealth. He reveals his mistakes, lessons and successes garnered along the way. And weaves into it his unique story and search for God, truth, meaning and wealth in his life. And of course, he is teaching the readers core concepts as he goes. Emi's life is so dramatically different than Robert's, but her story is equally compelling, candid and revealing. Her gentle, often austere, yet spirited and persistent path led her to the steps of Dharamsala and the teachings of Buddhism and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Her writing exudes the same calm and wise demeanor that His Holiness is recognized for. It is evident that she has taken her Buddhist vows to heart, mind, spirit and finally (with Robert's help) to body. The paths of the *very different* lives of this brother and sister have now crossed and even converged a bit and the result is a triumphant and interesting story interwoven with the wisdom of such distinct, yet complimentary schools of thought. This book drips with accessible and enlightening wisdom, but is also a very enjoyable autobiography. It is a candid, lovely and revealing portrait of the diversity of life (choice) that we as American's have the opportunity to pursue and enjoy. Robert and Emi dig deep to share the mistakes (and successes) they have made and the lessons learned along the way. Every page is a pearl. Thank you Robert and Emi. You have created an extraordinary piece of work. Is this review helpful? Let me know. Please vote. :-)

Living a Meaningful Life

Robert Kiyosaki is well known for his "Rich Dad" series of best-selling books. Robert is an expert in money and finance, and his sister, Emi, is a Buddhist nun, the Venerable Tenzin Kacho. The two grew up in Hawaii with their family, and their lives took very different turns when Robert went off to the Vietnam War, and Emi went to study Buddhism in India. Together they have written a wonderful book that looks as the spiritual side of wealth. What makes us rich, and what makes life meaningful? How do we define "work?" Simplicity, and the "want not/stress not" philosophy are very important in this discussion. We need to develop healthy habits in every area of our lives. We need to understand that change comes from within. The Buddha said: "Be a light unto yourself." Rich Brother, Rich Sister is a wonderful book.


Robert Kiyosaki is the king of the financial gurus. Nobody disputes that. His books RICH DAD POOR DAD, RICH DAD'S GUIDE TO INVESTING, RICH DAD POOR DAD FOR TEENS & RICH DAD CASH FLOW will give you all the advice you need to be financially secure. These books have helped countless people. One might even say they're enlightening. And RICH BROTHER RICH SISTER is enlightening too, but in a different way. This book paints a much more personal look at the writer of these financial advice books. We also get to meet his sister Emi who is also known by her ordained name of Tenzin Kacho. She's a Buddhist nun. The book is an interesting comparison of the lives led by two very different, but not so different people. Their paths toward success are very different, but not so different. Do I sound confusing? I don't mean to. These are different people, but they were shaped by the same issues and they are alike in a lot of ways. Robert fought in Viet Nam even while his sister was protesting the war. Robert came home and made a fortune. Emi was only interested in making enough money to survive, but she was reaping a different kind of fortune. Both Robert and Emi have attained a kind of inner peace and they have given what they've learned to their readers. Will this book help you or apply to you? Maybe, maybe not, but it will show you how two people have come to terms with themselves, a hard thing to do. If you can do that, then you can have that inner peace we all desire, we all need.

Inspiring, There Just is No Better Word for this Book

I'd never read any of Robert Kiyosaki's books before this. I'd heard of him, who hasn't, but I'd never read him. However, I thought I knew, based on what friends have told me about his books, what this book was going to be about. I'd expected advice, expected to be told how to make a zillion. Instead I was treated to two different journeys to health and happiness. From Robert I learned of his path from soldier to the creator of the RICH DAD POOR DAD series of books and from Emi I learned of her path from girlhood to Buddhist nun and confident of the Dali Lama. Robert and Emi candidly tell of the roads they've traveled, leaving nothing out, in fact even highlighting their mistakes. There is no preaching here, but there are lessons learned as these two very interesting, very successful people trace their lives on the pages of this inspiring book. It's true, we must all find our own way in the world, but reading about how someone else made his or her journey to success can inspire us, urge us on, help us to see the way. These people, Robert and Emi Kiyosaki, have inspired me. Reviewed by Stephanie Sane

Captivating, Enlightening and Enriching

This is the story of a brother and a sister and the very different paths their lives took. As just about everybody on the planet knows, Robert Kiyosaki is a financial guru extraordinaire. If you haven't read Rich Dad Poor Dad you should. And if you've read that book you know that Robert came from humble origins and rose to terrific heights. His sister Barbara Emi Kiyosaki, called Emi, did too, but they were heights of a different kind. She'd survived the sixties, living life as a hippy, survived single motherhood, survived cancer and is a teaching Buddhist nun. So brother and sister both are teachers. Barbara's mentor is the Dali Lama, Richard's was H. Buckmaster "Bucky" Fuller. Both were influenced greatly by their mentors and now they're sharing much of what they've learned in this book. I found the writing to be easy to follow, even the transitions between Robert and Emi. I found their story to be captivating, enlightening and enriching. Can you tell I enjoyed this book very much? I think you will too.
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