Give It up

Give It up

My Year of Learning to Live Better With Less

Book - 2006
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"Refreshing, inspiring, and honest....One book I'm not going to be 'giving up' anytime soon."
--Nicole Williams, author of Earn What You're Worth

Give It Up! is author Mary Carlomagno's inspiring chronicle of her 365 days spent learning to live better with less--when she decided to give up one modern convenience (eg: elevators) or indulgence (eg: alcohol) every month for a year. A joyous celebration of voluntary simplicity, Give It Up! offers a solution and a liberating new outlook to shopaholics, jaded consumers, and spirituality seekers overwhelmed by the unnecessary clutter in their lives, in the most uplifting self-help guide to better living since Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project.

Publisher: New York, NY : W. Morrow, 2006.
ISBN: 9780060789800
Characteristics: viii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm


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Aug 10, 2011

This book needs to be edited.

Dec 28, 2010

The author has some nice ideas about ways to simplify her life, but I felt that the book offered very little when it came to having some point to share. I also found it very awkwardly written, and ended up putting it down before I got to the end.

Dec 16, 2009

A modern adaptable excercise in self-denial. (can be applied to own life in the same way). Great for those wanting to "live better". I especially liked the elevator chapter.

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