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Book Review: 'Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life'

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Book Review Title: 'Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life' Author: Barbara Corcoran Publisher: Springboard Press, 2008; 272 pages; $24.95 list ($18.24 on As one of the few other real estate broker/writers on the scene, I've consumed much of what Barbara Corcoran has written since I laid eyes on the mere title of her first book, "If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails" (Portfolio Trade, 2003), full of the homespun wisdom she used to create one of the country's most profitable real estate firms (located, counterintuitively perhaps, in New York City).Years before she became the "Today" show's resident real estate guru, Corcoran grew to believe that the "real measure of (her) success … was (her) innate ability to match up the right person with the right place based on his or her unique needs and personality." While I can think of a dozen other matrices on which she's batting 1000, if Corcoran sees her ...