Broke Is Beautiful: Living and Loving the Cash-Strapped Life
The economic downturn has forced nearly everyone into a life of limited means, but author Laura Lee was broke before it was cool. She won't tell anyone to clip coupons or forego their morning latte—in fact, she won't give any guidance on how to be saved from a dark financial destiny. Instead she provides readers with a psychological how-to full of fun tidbits. Broke is Beautiful is an insightful compendium of history, inspiration, facts, and humor that all celebrate the lack of money as a gateway to more serenity, self-awareness, and yes, even security.
In the tradition of Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life and Eric Wilson's Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, here is an unconventional take on a subject that is relevant to us all. It is quirky comfort for the (literally) poor soul: offering historical and geographic perspective, ponderings on consumerism and credit scores, and even recipes for ramen noodles.
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A CULTURAL VIEW OF FINANCIAL VALUES
THRIFT HORATIO THRIFT
THE WORLD OF SECONDHAND GOODS
ALTERNATIVE IDENTITYITS JUST THAT EASY BEING GREEN
THE WORLD OF WORK
DOWNSHIFTERS VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY AND SLACKERS
ACTING YOUR AGE
THE FECES OF HELL
THINK YOURE THE ONLY POOR SLOB IN THE RICHEST NATION ON EARTH?
SHRINKAGEOR WHERE HAVE ALL THE DOLLARS GONE?
DO YOU REALLY NEED ALL THAT STUFF FROM CHINA ANYWAY?
A LOW CREDIT SCORE? WELCOME TO THE CLUB
FATHER JEREMIAH OCALLAGHAN
A LOVE STORY
REASONS TO BE GLAD YOU CANT AFFORD A BIG SCREEN TV
DAYDREAMS ARE LIKE FREE MOVIES
THE JONESES ARE DOING WORSE THANK YOU THINK THEY JUST HAVE GOOD PR
POOR AND ANONYMOUS ITS A GOOD THING