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    Default The Complete Tightwad Gazette

    Hey,
    has anyone here ever heard of the book "The Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacyczyn?

    She used to have this "gazette" in Maine (I think) back in the 90's and she published them as 3 books, then finally all her gazettes in one HUGE book as "The Complete Tightwad Gazette". I rarely buy books new. I got this one online and I'm pretty sure this one paid for itself a long time ago.

    I had found the first of the 3 books in a yard sale 2 summers ago and had to read the rest, I honestly think everyone should.

    In there she covers absolutely everything, from baby clothes to groceries to recycling... even garbage picking (treasure hunting? lol).

    So anyone heard of it? Anyone know of similar books to suggest?

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    Yes I know several have her book. I also love Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living. Very good book for making it on your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz1984 View Post
    Hey,
    has anyone here ever heard of the book "The Tightwad Gazette"
    So anyone heard of it? Anyone know of similar books to suggest?
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    Default Re: The Complete Tightwad Gazette

    Yes, I borrowed the books & read them. I've read where people have found them @ the Goodwill, but, on all my visits-I have never seen them! Remember to check your library-& that's free! Since I read them 2 years ago--I remember writing down some recipes, but, thought I actually didn't really read anything I didn't already know. But a good read, anyway.

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    I found the first Tightwad Gazzette book in the library in Tifton GA back in the mid 90s. This book changed my thinking. I became frugal and have been every since. Prior to reading this book. I just bought whatever, whenever. Never balanced my checkbook ate out all the time etc.

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    Default Re: The Complete Tightwad Gazette

    Thanks for the replies everyone!

    I have a lot of books myself on the subject myself but I found this one really is the gateway to the lifestyle.

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    Default Re: The Complete Tightwad Gazette

    I have the Old Fashion Recipe Book it tells you how to make everything from scratch. it is a great book. It was self written and self published but worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlady View Post
    I have the Old Fashion Recipe Book it tells you how to make everything from scratch. it is a great book. It was self written and self published but worth it.
    Yes it is a very valuable book! It was written by my old friend Carla Emory who died a couple years ago. She had low blood pressure like I do and I had told her she needed to drink sports drinks through out the day in case it dropped to low so her heart would have the electrolytes it needs to restart. She wasn't doing that on her last book tour and her BP dropped suddenly and her heart quit and they couldn't revive her. Broke my heart as she was a great teacher and left behind a living legacy for the whole world to use!

 

 
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