Adult Books

13 Things They Won't Tell You
120+ Experts Confess the Insider Secrets They Keep to Themselves

By Liz Vaccariello and the Editor's of Reader's Digest

Subject: Reference
hardcover w/ jacket | 352 pages | 6 3/8 x 9 x 3/4
US$19.99 | CAN$21.99
Publication Date: 2012-09-13
ISBN: 9781606524992
EBOOK: 9781606525029

Hundreds of service professionals share shocking insider secrets that will save you time, money, and a whole lot of hassle.

Every month, Reader’s Digest asks selected experts from a different profession to spill their secrets. Readers walk a mile in their shoes and see things that are enlightening, horrifying, and give them a whole new perspective on the people they trust with their food, health, family, money, and home. They walk away with the keys to awesome backdoor deals, insider knowledge that saves them tons of money, and invaluable advice for getting better service anywhere they go. 

Now, for the first time ever, this wisdom has been collected into one comprehensive volume, complete with updates, all new interviews, and tons of additional secrets that have never appeared before. The result is more than 1,300 eye-opening tips such as:

From a car salesman: buying at a lower price

From a waiter: getting great service in a restaurant

From real estate agents, contractors, plumbers, and even burglars: the best ways to care for your home

From the butcher, the grocer, and the pizza delivery guy: make sure your food is fresh and never gross

From the dentist, the pharmacist, the podiatrist, and ER staff: get the attanetion your health deserves

From nannies, marriage counselors, wedding planners, and mall Santas: get the best out of life for your family

From bankers, sales clerks, identity thieves, and accountants: get a handle on your money and see your wealth increase

In 13 Things They Won’t Tell You, America’s Most Trusted Magazine gives the advice Americans need most. It is the ultimate roadmap for making the most of the countless day-to-day interactions that that affect every piece of your life, from your budget to your happiness.


Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s largest media brands, with 26 million readers. A journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Flat Belly Diet!, The 400-Calorie Fix, and The Digest Diet.

Vaccariello regularly appears on national programs such as Good Morning America and The Doctors, and has been featured on The Biggest Loser, Today, Rachel Ray, and The View. Previously, Liz was the editor-in-chief of Prevention. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin daughters. Her blog, Losing it with Liz, lives on She has over 3,000 followers on Twitter (@LizVacc).