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Written by Marjorie Harris

  • 224 Pages
  • 9780887848322
  • 7.750" x 5.700"
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / Money Management
  • HOUSE & HOME / General
  • REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides


Publication Date January 01, 2010

Written in Marjorie Harris's trademark witty, engaging, and accessible style, Thrifty is chock-full of simple and savvy tips drawn from her own richly thrifty experience, and those of renowned experts such as bestselling author Margaret Atwood, actor R. H. Thomson, travel writer Sylvia Fraser, and the Globe and Mail Style columnists. With solid tips on how to haggle, how to become a frugal fashionista, maintaining home and hearth on a budget, and practical advice on thrifty gardening, travel, and entertainment, Harris provides essential guidelines to living a quality life on less.


Marjorie Harris
Marjorie Harris is Canada’s best-known gardener. She is the national gardening columnist for the Globe and Mail and the author of several bestselling gardening books. She lives in Toronto with her husband, writer Jack Batten.


"It's a solid guide to the virtues of non-consumerism, yet - big relief - doesn't come across as preachy or reeking of environmental goody-goodyism." Toronto Star

"Thrifty is an entertaining read, thanks to the author's witty style and practical anecdotes." Calgary Herald

"Weaving concrete advice from her own life with stories and ideas from many of her frugal friends - including Margaret Atwood who encouraged Harris to write this book - Thrifty offers encouraging, entertaining and eclectic ways to live a frugal life with style." rabble

"Harris reminds us that the word thrifty is derived from the word thrive. If we do it right, she promises, living thriftily will make us feel good - not deprived." Montreal Gazette