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All You Need Is Less
The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity
Madeleine Somerville, Foreword by Billee Sharp
ISBN: 9781936740796
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
$16.95
7 1/4 x 7 1/4
232 pages
April 15, 2014


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"A very practical and funny, green book on how to consume less and still live a fulfilling life." óNew Thought Magazine

"All You Need Is Less does a good job at making green living seem more attainable and manageable, and thatís definitely something worth promoting." óTreeHugger.com

"Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process." óEdge Magazine

Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing their way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags ó no guilt trips today! All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from soul-destroying guilt or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes. Itís all gotten kind of complicated, hasnít it? This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming, and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted. It doesnít have to be this way. It is possible to take baby steps towards a more Earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgmental eco-shaming. Top eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based, and above all do-able.

Madeleine Somerville adores writing in all its incarnations ó dramatic exclamation-filled diary entries, pseudo-journalistic endeavors for small town weeklies, and the disfigured, bastard child of the above, blogging. She has a B.A. in sociology and is addicted to commas and soft cheeses. She became an unrepentant, tree-hugging hippie after moving to British Columbia eight years ago, and daughter and dog suffer the effects of this metamorphosis on a daily basis.
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Billee Sharp runs an eco cleaning business and is the author of the bestselling Lemons & Lavender:The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping. She lives with her family in San Francisco, CA.
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