- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Redcliffe Press Ltd; Reprinted edition edition (29 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906593124
- ISBN-13: 978-1906593124
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How I Lived a Year on Just a Pound a Day Paperback – 29 Aug 2008
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Anyway, I will admit it takes me a while to read a book, but this was done in a couple of days. The book follows the authors progress of living on a pound a day over the course of a year. The book is broken down in a month to month format giving an insight into the trials and challenges each month brought. Admittedly, a great deal of people out there will not be able to put the pound a day into practice, but if nothing else, it should get them thinking about the possible waste and abundence of "Stuff" that we all seem to surround ourselves with, and have us feeling perhaps a little embarrassed about it, whilst giving us the inspiration to do something about it, even on a smaller level.
I found the book to be entertaining and in parts very inspiring and informative. There are a number of great ideas that anyone who is looking to save a little money or do something green can take away from the book and implement without causing too much interuption to their normal daily life. I guess if all of us just chose one thing to do, and stuck to it (even if only for a year), then the Earth, world and peoples lives could be enriched for the better.
There are loads of references to websites and organisations that people can go to such as Freecycle and volunteer holidays. I defy anyone to read this book, and not at least think to themselves " I could certainly do that " whether it be volunteer an hours work, give something to freecycle instead of throwing away something that still has a use, or even just giving a hitch hiker a lift.
Read it - Enjoy It - And Even Learn From It -
The experiment of living on a pound a day was undertaken as a personal challenge, not as a model for everyone to follow. Clearly, this would not be replicable for a family with children, or even a couple who own any property on which they have to pay taxes. So I don't fault her for being a pretty frugal person before the challenge, but contrary to other reviewers, I think Kelly was tested by the experience, especially with transport and with trying to eat a healthy diet.
Did it inspire me to try and live on a pound a day? No. For one thing, I would NEVER hitchhike in the U.S. and $1.77 wouldn't cover my property taxes, let alone food and utilities. But I really respect her modest and compelling account of such a unique endeavor. As the compactors and freegans and freecyclers have inspired me to make improvements in my consumption, I'm really encouraged by her story and have noted several of her suggestions to try.
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It has taken me a few years to write this review - sorry! However, I've just re-read this again for I think the 4th or 5th time and it remains an inspiration, even though the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donna L. Scott
If you want to learn how to save money and not give in to the temptations that life throws at you then this is a must read!Published 10 months ago by Melissa May Cudworth
I loved this book! Kath writes about her experience living a year spending just one pound a day (not including housing expenses). Read morePublished 12 months ago by Aliopa
Fast delivery. Book is what I was expecting haven't read it all yet.Published 15 months ago by Steve North
Though I don't think I would be able to do this with pets, a fiancé, a house, and a car, it's a really inspiring story that shows it can be done if you knuckle down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Colleen Nurse
Kath lived in Bristol, south of England, and in order to save for a double membership of the National Trust as a wedding present for her brother and his bride, she decided to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Clare O'Beara