Happy November and Happy Friday my friends! October was such a beautiful month in my region of Tennessee that I’m still doing gardening chores outside, but the nights are starting to have that wonderful crisp November feel to them. That’s perfect book reading weather for me and I’ve just finished a really good book I want to share with you today. Since its Friday- I’m also giving away a copy of Good Better Best – The Rags to Riches story of the Upscale Resale Queen Sue McCarthy. 

Good Better Best: by Resale Queen Sue McCarthy book review & giveaway

I received a complimentary copy of Good Better Best to facilitate today’s post. No further compensation was given. All opinions expressed are my own. 

About Good Better Best – The Rags to Riches story of the Upscale Resale Queen Sue McCarthy:

An autobiography by Sue McCarthy, star of the Style Network's Resale Royalty, with Diana McCarthy Ford and Laura McCarthy Maurice.

“Good, Better, Best is the incredible rags-to-riches story of Sue McCarthy, the founder, and owner of The Vault Luxury Resale, one of the country's finest upscale resale boutiques. From her humble beginnings as a hungry, homeless child, Sue persevered to become one of Saint Louis's most successful business people- the founder of a multimillion-dollar resale empire known around the world for its abundance of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, and other designer items. Good, Better, Best takes you behind the scenes of the world's wealthiest and most stylish women.

 About Sue McCarthy and where the book title originated:

Sue grew up poor with a Mom who made every day an adventure very proud father who always strove for better, better, better. His motto, “Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest until the good is better and the better is best” was drummed into Sue’s head from a very early age and has been words she lived by and still does. Sue has made a name for herself by going after big names in her industry such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and Prada, but ironically, didn’t even have a name until she was five years old!

Why Sue wrote Good Better Best: 

After their hit Star Network TV show Resale Royalty ended, people wanted additional sneak peeks into the glamorous closets my daughters and I enter. (Daughters Diana McCarthy Ford and Laura McCarthy Maurice are business partners). It’s like parting the curtain into a world about which most women can only dream says, McCarthy. Throughout Good Better Best, she reveals how she overcame poverty and personal tragedy to become a successful entrepreneur at a time when women business owners were almost non-existent. 

My Thoughts:

Good Better Best: by Resale Queen Sue McCarthy book review & giveaway

I had never watched Sue and her daughters show Resale Royalty, but I had heard of their store in St. Louis, The Vault Luxury Resale, and had made a mental note to add that to my bucket list of things to do while in St. Louis. Even though I’m not a slave to labels and fashion trends, there are certain looks that I’m drawn too, like Prada and vintage Coach and Gucci, so this book was a really fun and interesting read for me.

I really admire how Sue never let her childhood and life circumstances stop her. She believed she could, so she did. She has an innate business sense that stems from her ability to quickly read a situation and act.  She is a true entrepreneur and one that I rapidly came to admire while reading her autobiography. She comes across as somebody approachable and fun to be around, a true people person. I really enjoyed her retelling of closet buyouts and how working with her daughters has been such a blessing in her life. This really resonated with me because I would simply LOVE to start a boutique business with my daughters, but it may not be the traditional consignment store I’d been envisioning. Sue opens up about the pitfalls of the consignment only business model.

Good Better Best is packed with savvy business tips in the form of funny stories. If you are business minded, you will pick up on them and learn from her and her daughters. But this isn’t a preachy business book. It’s a fun read for anybody who loves fashion and accessories. 

My Take Away:

I really enjoyed getting to know Sue McCarthy, her daughters, and her resale business, especially since my daughters and I love resale shopping.  Sue is so free and open with her knowledge of this field that you can feel her enthusiasm and desire to empower women in every chapter. Her desire to help us do it all and look good while doing it is inspiring! Sue was (is) a master at thinking on her feet and pivoting. Something I’m trying to do right now. I’m glad I own this book and will refer to it again on those days when I feel like I can’t do this thing or that in my career. 

If you are a woman or entrepreneur looking for a business mentor or one who loves luxe looks, this book is for you. I invite you to learn more about Sue McCarthy, the book and The Vault Luxury Resale here. Be sure to follow them on Instagram too for really pretty fashion and accessories. 

Win It:

Good Better Best: by Resale Queen Sue McCarthy book review & giveaway

Thanks to today’s sponsor, one lucky reader will receive a paperback copy of Good Better Best – The Rags to Riches story of the Upscale Resale Queen Sue McCarthy. 

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