You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)

You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap)

How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too

eBook - 2012
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Tammy Srobel went from being $30,000 in debt, with too much stuff and a job she didn't love, to quitting her job, climbing out of debt, radically simplifying her life and finding time to do the work and the things she loves. She and her husband now live in Portland in a tiny house and she blogs about how others can make their own life changes. This book shows how she did it, how Americans are reassessing what it means to be happy, and how readers can apply radical simplicity to their own life as well.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, 2012.
ISBN: 9781608680849
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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simmons4x
Nov 11, 2018

This book was such a light, quick and easy read and I liked it more than most minimalist style books. I like that it focused on what is right for the individual, not selling one idea for everyone. I just started reading much and this was a great starter book for me.

JCLJoyceM Dec 02, 2016

The author lives in a tiny house, after downsizing from a two-bedroom, then a one-bedroom apartment. It’s astonishing that there are more storage rental units in the United States than McDonald’s! While I don’t think I could live in 800 square feet or in a tiny house, this book provides good direction for examining how we become attached to stuff and how to clear it out when we realize buying the latest and greatest does not provide long-term satisfaction.

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grewzio
Apr 12, 2014

I agree with LaughingOne that the title of this book is not apt. However, it is a good book. So many self-improvement books are so didatic - this one is so NOT and it's lovely because of it. I also love her emphasis on starting a blog to document one's journey towards a simpler life - and too connect with others out there who are trying to do the same. A good, enjoyable, thought-provoking read. 4 Stars!

LaughingOne Jun 30, 2013

I don't like the title: buying happiness is not even in the book; buying things is actually something the author speaks against. So I find the title curious and somehow missing the point. I do like the micro-actions she has at the end of each chapter. They are helpful ideas to consider and try out for our own lives.

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