Give It up

Give It up

My Year of Learning to Live Better With Less

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An eye-opening journey of one woman's quest to rid herself of material and emotional excess shares her monthly account of taking control, breaking free of needless possessions and simplifying her stressful life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


“Refreshing, inspiring, and honest….One book I’m not going to be ‘giving up’ anytime soon.”
—Nicole Williams, author of Earn What You’re Worth

Give It Up! is author Mary Carlomagno’s inspiring chronicle of her 365 days spent learning to live better with less—when she decided to give up one modern convenience (eg: elevators) or indulgence (eg: alcohol) every month for a year. A joyous celebration of voluntary simplicity, Give It Up! offers a solution and a liberating new outlook to shopaholics, jaded consumers, and spirituality seekers overwhelmed by the unnecessary clutter in their lives, in the most uplifting self-help guide to better living since Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060789824
Branch Call Number: 179.9 C195g 2006
Characteristics: viii, 196 p. : ill. ; 19 cm


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Aug 10, 2011

This book needs to be edited.

Dec 28, 2010

The author has some nice ideas about ways to simplify her life, but I felt that the book offered very little when it came to having some point to share. I also found it very awkwardly written, and ended up putting it down before I got to the end.

Dec 16, 2009

A modern adaptable excercise in self-denial. (can be applied to own life in the same way). Great for those wanting to "live better". I especially liked the elevator chapter.


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