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Book Review Title: "The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams" Author: Trent Hamm Publisher: FT Press, 2010; 272 pages; $19.99 When it comes to personal financial advice, the field of books and blogs and gurus is cluttered. And when it comes to changing human behavior -- especially ingrained money patterns around indebtedness, spending and saving -- it takes a very special touch to move the needle. This genre is somewhat formulaic: tell a relatable story of inspiration, throw some action steps in and wrap it in a catchy brand -- fini. But what's not so simple is truly capturing the heart and mind of a debt-ridden reader and striking upon the precise mix of words that flick their mental and behavioral switche...