Living the Frugal Life With Style

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Perseus Publishing
Best-selling author Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide to living the richly frugal life. From tips on how to haggle to becoming a frugal fashionista, maintaining your home on a budget, and thrifty gardening, travel, and entertainment, Harris provides essential guidelines to living a quality life on less. Written in her trademark witty, engaging, and accessible style, Thrifty is packed with simple and savvy tips drawn from Harris' own fulfilled, thrifty experience. Bonus tips come from renowned experts such as best-selling author Margaret Atwood, chef Jamie Kennedy, actor R. H. Thomson, travel writer Sylvia Fraser, and The Globe and Mail's style columnists.

Blackwell Publishing
Bestselling author and national columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide to living the thrifty life. Here are solid tips on how to haggle, how to find fashion deals, maintaining home and hearth on a budget, and money-saving ideas on gardening, travel, and entertainment. Thrifty is full of savvy advice drawn from harris's own experiences, and those of frugal friends such as literary legend Margaret Atwood, actor R. H. Thompson, and travel writer Sylvia Fraser. Written in her witty and engaging trademark style, Harris gives us an essential guide to living a quality life on less.

Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780887848322
Branch Call Number: 640.73 HAR
Characteristics: xviii, 211 p. ;,20 cm.


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Dec 07, 2017

For me the lists and endless paragraphs in this book proved monotonous and didn’t quite give me the exciting feeling that thrifting does which I think is too bad. I didn’t like the notes about haggling especially as someone who has worked retail and knows that often we cannot change the price and it just proves more frustrating and most of the House tips didn’t apply to me either. That said I think this could be useful for parents or older people seeking to be thrifty just not as much for the younger set who already likes to be thrifty. I would check out the Scavenger’s Manifesto instead it is far more universal and interesting to read in my opinion though it has its faults as well.

Mar 04, 2010

Marjorie's broadening out from her well-loved gardening books but this is still vintage Marjorie. She describes the childhood she and Margaret Atwood experienced, where family circumstances meant that they learned to do a lot while young. She still subscribes to the "thrifty" lifestyle which is currently in vogue with our concern for the environment, "doing more with less"!

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Dec 07, 2017

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