" It was full of great advice for getting by in life on almost nothing .
which was what I needed to do at that time.
I still have my battered paperback copy, complete with the tapedtogether spine and my notes and underlining.
Reading it now is a real trip back in time .
a great reminder of my "hippie days.
" Of course, most of the information is quite dated, but some of the basic concepts still apply today, especially in the current economic climate.
A bit outdated, but still useful with money saving ideas.
Wenn ich das Buch schon früher gehabt hätte, hätte ich mir einiges an Ärger erspart.
Im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.
Es ist wie die Zusammenfassung aller Weisheiten, die Großmutter und Großvater schon immer ihren Enkerln mit auf den Weg geben wollten.
Eine erfrischende Anleitung, um besser, glücklicher und gesünder zu lebenmit vielen Tipps und Tricks leichter und vorallem nachhaltiger durch den Alltag zu kommen.
Von wie kauft man ein, hält die Küche sauber und was muss man beim Autokauf beachten, bis zu warum wäre es besser mit dem Rad zu fahren.
Das Buch hilft wirklich jeden Lebensbereich qualitativer zu gestalten!
Die Schreibweise des Autors ist witzig, angenehm und leicht zu lesen.
Ideal um zwischendurch mal ein, zwei Kapital zu lesen.
Das Werk, das 1995 erschienen ist, ist zwar schon etwas älter aber nichts desto trotz aktueller denn je! I was a bagboy at the prestious Lunds Food Mart in Edina in my senior year of HS.
There was this box of books and this one caught my fancy.
After reading about how hard it would be to 'Live Poor with Style' I thought continuing school would be a lot easier.
Now that some fell beast slouches proudly again toward Wall Street, this book could come in mighty handily.
For those who like (and deserve to be) living the good life but are turning down at the pocket.
Sure prices have jumped in the years intervening its publication, inflation and all, but the advice with in is as good as gold.
Now I just need to hook myself up with a new copy! Highly recommended.
This has a few interesting ideas about saving money, but it's mostly stuff you already know.
Bought this back in my studenthippie days.
Reminder of a certain time and place.
It's notable for being dated and also extremely current in the sense that it covers many things a seventeen year old should know about living, although the information is dated.
Getting Free, ch.
1 is about cultivating an anticommercial attitude about lifestyle choices and could have been entitled opting out.
Handling money is a brief overview about budgeting, the most salient advice being to divide disposable income, including food.
Starchy staples(flour, rice, pasta), then perishables (veg and protiens are to be taken from this, always bought from a grocery.
Advice is given later not to eat seed corn (treated), and the viability of animal fodder is explored in Eating, as is foraging for wildcrafted greens, etc.
He gives a crash course in nutirtion and the need to keep a pantry of foods for when one is not feeling well.
Don't shop conveninece stores and don't shop hungry, buy only what you will actually eat in a week.
A pitch is made for dried milk, eating fruits not drinking juice.
He talks about backyard gardens and raising animals for protein.
E Gibbons, Rodale pubs and Darlington's Grow Your Own are recommended.
Getting Around covers transportation with bikes and hitchhiking topping the list.
Dwelling was a good chapter because it deals with the everpresent problems of rental housing or refabing unconventional dwelling spacesinsulating windows with weather stripping, plastic sheeting, how paint can freshen a room.
Basic plumbinghow to use a plunger, a snake, how to unclog a shower head.
ow to instal a shower is gone over very lightly.
Keeping cool covers haning wet clothes and using fans in front of windows, cross ventillation.
How to replace a fuse, just like a light bulb.
Ironically he recommends using pickle jars for food storage, which will cause anything to taste of pickles.
Know the rights and resposnibilities of landlords and tenants in the county you live in, Jane Jacobs The Economy of Cities is cited, as is Architecture without Architects by Rudofsky.
Furnising and Equipping is another good chapter, touting cabinet and loft beds to maximize space, the use of pillows rather than couches, sleeping bags are good for growing portable children, etc.
Japanese mats zaftus and low tables are touted,the table can be stored upright when not in use.
Reading this made me sure that the whole ergonomic movement was a result of hippie housing, hammock backs and bean bag chairs.
Brick and board bookcases, less than optimal in earthquake country.
Thrift stores are now becoming scarce, and yet reading that one could clothe oneself in 1970 for a buck a month was eyeopening.
I adjusted the inflation by multiplying the 25/mth rental rate by 100o and decided 100/mth might keep one in shes and shirts at a thrift store, should you find one.
A good portion of the appliance chapter is moot, except the advice of don't buy on time and record the serial numbers of your purchases before delivery.
He misses the fact vacuums are frequently free to dumpster divers simply because people don't seem to be able to clean them out or change the rubber belt, an easy fix more often than not.
I consider a washing machine the most important household appliance, the author favors the blender, we agree on carbon steel knives vs.
He's got a vendetta on plastic anything to which most would add aluminum.
The chapter on clothing is so dated it's humorous to read it, but if you know nothing about cloth or leather it might be helpful, provided ou can find a flea market or thrift store.
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