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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 2010-02-10)
Thrifty is an entertaining read, thanks to the author's witty style and practical anecdotes. (Calgary Herald 2010-02-10)
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 2010-01-10)
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 2010-03-10)
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.