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Living a Year Without Shopping

Has anyone read “Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping” by Judith Levine?
I haven’t and likely won’t but it’s profiled in People this week and I read it on the plane to the UK. I was motivated enough to write this posting and send a note to People.
Apparently Judith’s biggest sacrifice was giving up books, CD’s, DVD’s and magazines for the year. She’s passionate about what a truly difficult sacrifice this was during her year of non-shopping.
What moron doesn’t have a free public library card? Who doesn’t have at least one friend who points out that card leads you for free to the world of books, serials, DVD’s, Tapes, CD’s etc?
Sad, eh? Hope Katie Couric brings this up on the Today Show interview.

Posted on: March 28, 2006, 11:46 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. The review at “Why You Really Shouldn’t Buy This Book” says that she did get books from the library, she just refrained from buying any books except those necessary for work.
    I don’t understand the notion that buying crackers or cookies (any processed foods) constitutes shopping, but buying basic foodstuffs doesn’t?