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Downsized but Not Defeated: The Family Guide to Living on Less   book icon  
by Hope Stanley Quinn (1997)

read: 21 April 2004
rating: [-]
category: uncategorized

This book was ridiculous. Then again, I am not its target audience. I thought it would be a book about living more simply when you have less money and it was ... sort of. In fact it was a book on making tough choices about money, but the people who were writing the book came from a completely different planet than I did with regards to how much money they started with. As a result, sections like how to sell and evaluate furs and jewlery were not helpful. Making tough choices about whether or not private school is a necessity or a luxury, likewise. Whining about selling the Porsche just did not resonate with me. The book was more of a self-help book for dealing with being “common” more than it was a book about actually dealing with spending less. Silly, unhelpful, sometimes amusing.

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