Not Buying It (Paperback)
My Year Without Shopping
Atria Books, 9780743269360, 288pp.
Publication Date: February 27, 2007
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Without consumer goods and experiences, Judith and Paul pursue their careers, nurture relationships, and try to keep their sanity, their identities, and their sense of humor intact. Tracking their progress -- and inevitable lapses -- Levine contemplates need and desire, scarcity and security, consumerism and citizenship. She asks the Big Questions: Can the economy survive without shopping? Are Q-tips necessary?
Not Buying It is the confession of a woman any reader can identify with: someone who can't live without French roast coffee or SmartWool socks but who has had it up to here with overconsumption and its effects on the earth and everyone who dwells there.
For the humor and intelligence of its insights, the refreshment of its skepticism, and the surprises of its conclusions, Not Buying It is sure to be on anyone's list of Necessities.
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Praise For Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping…
-- The Christian Science Monitor
"One of the five best books on consumer culture."
-- Paco Underhill, The Wall Street Journal
"I love this book."
-- Barbara Ehrenreich
"An Important Book."
-- Bill McKibben
"Well worth its price!"
-- Editor's Choice, Entertainment Weekly