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Book Review: 'The Richest Man in Town'

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Book Review Title: "The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth" Author: W. Randall Jones Publisher: Business Plus, 2009; 256 pages; $25.99 list ($17.15 on By now, most personal finance book aficionados are familiar with the Lifestyles of the Rich and Not-Usually-Famous genre exemplified by "The Millionaire Next Door." These titles tend to be equal parts counterintuitive voyeurism ("75 percent of millionaires drive a bucket and hand-wash their own undies) and advice on how to get where the books' subjects are. ("If you drive a bucket and hand-wash your own undies, you, too can be on the path to millions!") "The Richest Man in Town," written by Worth Magazine founder W. Randall Jones, sticks to the formula of providing interesting tidbits about the lives of his subjects and their path to wealth, and spinning the common threads into a fabric of wealth-building advice. However, there is something...