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The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
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bookshelves: simplifying-life-porn
Read 2 times. Last read April 17, 2018 to April 18, 2018.

An easy-to-read sort-of memoir about a young woman coming out of a number of years of alcoholism, overeating, and over-spending, and realizing that money and things don't buy happiness. Her point is not necessarily in writing a "how-to" book on simplifying life but more of becoming inspiration in getting to anyone wanting to get to that point. There is a short section at the end with practical advice. However, if a reader doesn't necessarily need the motivation to simplify their life and simply wants more on "how-to" to do it, there are better books available. They include Marie Kondo's sometimes silly THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, Jeff Yeager's Ultimate Cheapskate series, Levin's NOT BUYING IT, and the book that started it for me years ago, Elaine St. James' SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE. Also, a book that helped me tame my "digital" and paper clutter was Fay Wolf's NEW ORDER. For those who want to go to extreme minimalism, check out Sasaki's GOODBYE THINGS. Also check the GoodReads lists for "Simple Living & Minimalism."

And yes, I am a bit addicted to life simplification porn. And yes, I do always strive to keep my "stuff" to a minimum--except clothes and books, you know the important things in life. :-)
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February 12, 2018 – Shelved
February 12, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 17, 2018 – Started Reading
April 18, 2018 – Shelved as: simplifying-life-porn
April 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Rowe (new)

Rowe I want to buy this book! I mean, check it out from my local library.

message 2: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Thanks for the other book suggestions. I will check them all out.

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