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    Not Buying it: My Year without Shopping (Paperback) By (author) Judi Levine

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    DescriptionMany of us have tried to call a halt to our spending at one time or another. But what if we decided not to buy anything for a whole year? Obviously, we would need necessities like food and soap, but how would be manage without new clothes, treats, entertainment? Funny, smart and self-deprecating, Not Buying It is a close look at our society's obsession with shopping and the cold turkey confession of a woman we can all identify with - someone who can't live without French roast coffee and expensive wool socks, but who has had enough of spending money for the sake of it. Without consumer goods and experiences, Levine and her partner Paul pursue their careers, nurture family relationships and try to keep their sanity and humour intact. Tracking their progress and lapses, she contemplates the meanings of need and desire, scarcity and security, consumerism and citizenship. She asks the big questions - can the economy survive without shopping? Are Q-tips a necessity? A thought-provoking account of the pleasures and perils of the purchase-driven life, Not Buying It will get readers talking about their reliance on the act of buying and the possibility of getting off the merry-go-round.


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    Title
    Not Buying it
    Subtitle
    My Year without Shopping
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judi Levine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 178 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416526834
    ISBN 10: 1416526838
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, JFFT
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    DC22: 306.3
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, BUS016000, BIO026000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    02 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Sharp and witty.... honest and humorous.... By thinking harder about how it would feel to consume less, we might just make ourselves -- and out planet -- a lot better."-- "The Christian Science Monitor"