Surviving a year without shopping12/24/08 Robert Lorei
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In Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping, Judith Levine chronicles her and her partner Paulâ€™s progressâ€”and setbacksâ€”over an entire year of not spending. No new clothes, dinners out, books, films, or even processed foods: they bought just raw ingredients and household necessities.
One of the Wall Street Journalâ€™s five best books on consumer culture, the Los Angeles Times said, â€œWhat makes Not Buying It stand out among the many books about consumerism is the personal approach."
I spoke with Judith Levine about why she chose to go a year without shopping and how it changed her outlook on consumerism and how it benefited her personally.