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Very Smart & useful Book
on May 8, 2010
A very handy and practical book Be Thrifty is chock full of useful information on a wide variety of ways to save time, money, be more self sufficient, live healthier and empower folks to husband a household, a family, our leisure,our garden, our pets, our diets and a host of other areas where we tend too often to waste rather than save.
In addition it is cleverly written and designed for quick access.
Current economics beg for compilations like this but even if things were hunky dory and Goldman Sachs was a church, Be Thrifty is a must for every library. I have already applied its basic common sense wisdom to my own household and garden as it informs the reader about easily available cost saving solutions with a view to ecological health and economy all with an insistent focus upon "a happier,greener,healthier life." ( e.g. I got rid of powdery mildew on my peach tree after following one of many tips provided by a hoard of unpretentious experts.)
Thrift does not mean "cheap", in fact the authors point out that the root meaning of the word is:" intelligent,of excellent quality." The thriftiest idea about this book is to buy and use it. I have already handed copies out as gifts. Responses have been enthusiastic as there seems to be a corner of every one's life that needs a useful prescription to make living, well... thriftier. Usually, for me, thinking up presents is like asking stones to dance, but this one is a no brainer and I am covered through Christmas of 2011.
Be Thrifty is like an old fashioned almanac on how to live smarter.( It even shows how to cut hair.)
I shuttle my copy between kitchen and greenhouse; it's growing fat and leafy with earmarks already.