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The year of less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store, Cait Flanders

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The year of less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
Title
The year of less
Title remainder
how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
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Cait Flanders
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Language
eng
Summary
"In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy--only keeping her from meeting her goals--she decided to set herself a challenge:she would not shop for an entire year. The Year of Less documents Cait's life from July 2014 to June 2015, during which time she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt. What started as a simple challenge quickly became a lifeline, however, as Cait found herself in a number of situations that turned her life upside down. In the face of hardship, she realized why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol and food--and what it had cost her, for so many years. By not being able to reach for any of her usual vices, Cait changed habits she'd spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
153.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF503
LC item number
.F53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
The year of less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store, Cait Flanders
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The year of less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store, Cait Flanders
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Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
July: taking inventory -- August: changing daily habits -- September: breaking up with retail therapy -- October: growing up and apart -- November: blacking out and coming to -- December: crafting new traditions -- January: rewriting the rules -- February: letting go of the future -- March: lightening up -- April: planning my exit -- May: finding myself in unusual places -- June: packing up and moving on
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23 cm.
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Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xxi, 189 pages
Isbn
9781401954871
Lccn
2017033498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
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(OCoLC)991345135

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