Thoughts on "Not Buying It" book?

I am currently reading the book by Judith Levine entitled, "Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping". It is a true account of the year when she decided to only purchase the absolute necessities, to get out of the "rat race" of spending encouraged by our culture. It is much more deep,

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    pseuzanne
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    Default Thoughts on "Not Buying It" book?

    I am currently reading the book by Judith Levine entitled, "Not Buying

    It: My Year Without Shopping". It is a true account of the year when

    she decided to only purchase the absolute necessities, to get out of

    the "rat race" of spending encouraged by our culture. It is much more

    deep, and political, than I expected, and raises alot of good

    questions. I was wondering if anyone else is reading (or has read) this

    book, and their thoughts on it. I thought a frugal group would be the

    best place to discuss it!



    Suzanne









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    maria
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    Default Thoughts on "Not Buying It" book?

    What a coincedience!!!! I just checked out that book from the libarary!! I hadn't read it yet though!!

    pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote: I am currently reading the book by Judith Levine entitled, "Not Buying
    It: My Year Without Shopping". It is a true account of the year when
    she decided to only purchase the absolute necessities, to get out of
    the "rat race" of spending encouraged by our culture. It is much more
    deep, and political, than I expected, and raises alot of good
    questions. I was wondering if
    anyone else is reading (or has read) this
    book, and their thoughts on it. I thought a frugal group would be the
    best place to discuss it!

    Suzanne




    ~maria~


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    Bron Gibson
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    Default Thoughts on "Not Buying It" book?

    Hi Suzanne,

    I finished reading that book a few weeks ago. You&#39;re right, it has a lot of layers further than buying only necessities. I congratulated myself after reading it, because I got my copy thru <a href="http://www.PaperBackSwap.com">
    www.PaperBackSwap.com</a>, totally free. :>)
    It was very interesting to see how she wrangled with what should be called a necessity.

    I am sure my concept of &#39;necessities&#39; would be wrangled with too, and I consider myself and my husband to already be doing a lot of &#39;nonbuying&#39; stuff as it is. I don&#39;t know what I expected, but I guess I expected her &#39;necessities&#39; to go right down the track as I thought mine would. Silly of me, huh?


    But I do think that it would be easier for me and dh to be &#39;not buying it&#39; because we really buy a lot less &#39;fluffy&#39; stuff than the author did. However, appearances can be deceiving; she also thought it would be a lot easier than it was in actuality.


    Glad you brought this book up!

    Bron

    On 3/10/07, pseuzanne[/b] <pseuzanne@yahoo.com> wrote:







    I am currently reading the book by Judith Levine entitled, "Not Buying

    It: My Year Without Shopping". It is a true account of the year when

    she decided to only purchase the absolute necessities, to get out of

    the "rat race" of spending encouraged by our culture. It is much more

    deep, and political, than I expected, and raises alot of good

    questions. I was wondering if anyone else is reading (or has read) this

    book, and their thoughts on it. I thought a frugal group would be the

    best place to discuss it!



    Suzanne






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