The Tightwad Gazette III: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle

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This third collection of the best of Dacyczyn's popular newsletter presents all-new advice and tips, culled from the fifth and sixth years of The Tightwad Gazette. A tireless advocate of "voluntary simplicity, " Dacyczyn offers lessons in advanced "tightwaddery, " such as how to cut back APR interest points on credit cards, strategies for comparing food bills, guides to saving on the cost of college, and the secrets of yard sales and store bargains. Illustrations. 320 pp. Author tour. Radio ads. 150,000 print. (Reference)

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For those who are afraid of Martha Stuart, there is Amy Dacyczyn (pronounced "decision"). Dacyczyn has the same basic goal as Martha?giving information that will help readers create a more comfortable home life?but there they part company. In her newsletter, the Tightwad Gazette, and now in her third book, The Tightwad Gazette III: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Lifestyle, Dacyczyn offers help on saving money, saving the environment, living simply and doing things with the family. With the help of readers, she pulls together tips on making coals last longer, creating new furniture out of components, figures out the relative cost of electric razors vs. blades, researches retreads and more. (Villard, $12.99, 320p, ISBN 0-679-77766-0)
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