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The year without a purchase : one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting, Scott Dannemiller

Label
The year without a purchase : one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting
Title
The year without a purchase
Title remainder
one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting
Statement of responsibility
Scott Dannemiller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Year without a Purchase is the story of one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting. Scott Dannemiller and his wife, Gabby, are former missionaries who served in Guatemala. Ten years removed from their vow of simple living, they found themselves on a never-ending treadmill of consumption where each purchase created a desire for more and never led to true satisfaction. The difference between needs and wants had grown very fuzzy, and making that distinction clear again would require drastic action: no nonessential purchases for a whole year. No clothes, no books, no new toys for the kids. If they couldn't eat it or use it up within a year (toilet paper and shampoo, for example), they wouldn't buy it. Filled with humorous wit, curious statistics, and poignant conclusions, the book examines modern America's spending habits and chronicles the highs and lows of dropping out of our consumer culture. As the family bypasses the checkout line to wrestle with the challenges of gift giving, child rearing, and keeping up with the Joneses, they discover important truths about human nature and the secret to finding true joy. The Year without a Purchase offers valuable food for thought for anyone who has ever wanted to reduce stress by shopping less and living more. (Publisher)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dannemiller, Scott
Dewey number
241/.68
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR115.C67
LC item number
D36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Wealth
  • Families
Label
The year without a purchase : one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting, Scott Dannemiller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living with integrity -- Owning what we have -- Growing in faith together -- Serving God's people -- The results
Control code
ocn906447420
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780664260682
Lccn
2015002767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906447420
Label
The year without a purchase : one family's quest to stop shopping and start connecting, Scott Dannemiller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living with integrity -- Owning what we have -- Growing in faith together -- Serving God's people -- The results
Control code
ocn906447420
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780664260682
Lccn
2015002767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906447420

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