1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A nice mix of objective and subjective views,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer (Hardcover)
The book caught my attention when I heard about it on the radio and read about it in a newspaper. I truly enjoyed the book.
A part of the reason I liked it so much is because the author describes American consumers with scientific approach. The figures are convincing. As some other readers commented, there are quite subjective portion which makes this book a human-written book rather than pure science book. We do not need to agree with the author although I happen to share many beliefs with her.
Over all, it is a good leisure reading book with deep insight. For overspent consumers everywhere (I know it is even worse in some other countries than in America), it won't hurt to read this book. For economically-suffering consumers like myself, it may make you feel slightly better than maybe we are just fine!