Living the Frugal Life With Style

Book - 2009
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Written in Marjorie Harris's trademark witty, engaging, and accessible style, Thrifty is chock-full of simple and savvy tips drawn from her own richly thrifty experience, and those of renowned experts such as bestselling author Margaret Atwood, actor R. H. Thomson, travel writer Sylvia Fraser, and the Globe and Mail Style columnists. With solid tips on how to haggle, how to become a frugal fashionista, maintaining home and hearth on a budget, and practical advice on thrifty gardening, travel, and entertainment, Harris provides essential guidelines to living a quality life on less.

Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780887848322
Characteristics: 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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