By Laura Lee
The industrial downturn has compelled approximately everybody right into a lifetime of constrained ability, yet writer Laura Lee was once broke sooner than it was once cool. She won’t inform somebody to clip coupons or forego their morning latte—in truth, she won’t provide any tips on the right way to be stored from a dismal monetary future. as a substitute she presents readers with a mental how-to jam-packed with enjoyable tidbits. Broke is Beautiful is an insightful compendium of historical past, notion, evidence, and humor that each one have fun the inability of cash as a gateway to extra serenity, self-awareness, and definite, even security.
In the culture of Alain de Botton’s How Proust Can swap Your Life and Eric Wilson’s Against Happiness: In compliment of Melancholy, this is an unconventional tackle an issue that's appropriate to us all. it really is quirky convenience for the (literally) terrible soul: supplying ancient and geographic point of view, ponderings on consumerism and credits rankings, or even recipes for ramen noodles.
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Broke Is Beautiful: Living and Loving the Cash-Strapped Life by Laura Lee