You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) (Paperback)

How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too

By Tammy Strobel

New World Library, 9781608680832, 209pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Chinese (6/13/2013)

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Here, a popular simplicity blogger weaves the latest happiness research into her own story of getting off the work-spend treadmill, paying off debt, and starting to live life on her own terms.

About the Author

Simple living blogger Tammy Strobel is the author of the self-published "Smalltopia: A Practical Guide to Working for Yourself." She lives (in a tiny house) in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too

What do you need to be happy? It’s a lot less than you might expect. Read this book and prepare for change!”
Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup

One of the most important books you’ll read. If put into action, it will change lives.”
Leo Babauta, author of The Power of Less

This inspirational guide to creating a life of simple contentment is packed with real-life stories and practical tips for finding happiness. It’s thoughtful and engaging, a road map to a postconsumer world. I loved it.”
J. D. Roth, editor of the blog Get Rich Slowly

You will immediately connect with Tammy Strobel’s transparent and vulnerable storytelling. As a result, you will be challenged deeply by her discoveries about money, possessions, and happiness.”
Joshua Becker, writer of the blog Becoming Minimalist

Tammy Strobel’s new book should resonate with millions of Americans. She has articulated what has become a movement in these changing times: simplification of our lives, less stuff, smaller living spaces.”
Lloyd Kahn, author of Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

This powerful book reminds all of us that happiness is a choice and that when you choose time over money and people over stuff, happiness awaits.”
Courtney Carver, blogger and author of Simple Ways to Be More with Less

This cheerful handbook offers the emotional and practical lessons Strobel learned while radically downsizing her living space, disposing of most of her possessions, and simplifying her lifestyle....Although her personal choices may seem extreme, the environmental politics and magnitude of change Strobel asks of her reader is distinctly moderate, making this a practical book even for those who only want to live a little bit lighter.”
Publishers Weekly