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Praise for The Art of Frugal Hedonism

Book Cover: The Art of Frugal Hedonism“The freest and most contented people pretty much follow the advice in The Art of Frugal Hedonism.”
~ Clive Hamilton, author of Growth Fetish and co-author of Affluenza (from the foreword).

“Total page turner… I just ate it up”
~ Davina Adamson

The Art of Frugal Hedonism is an absolute joy. It is good-natured not pious, humane not self-righteous and a guide to ethical living that makes the impossible possible. I am happy to make this my bible.”
~ Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

“…funny, wacky, wordy, poignant, philosophical and unexpectedly personal and inspiring along the way. This is WAY more fun and has WAY more heart than a budgeting app. Anybody with spending ‘issues’ – or with big dreams that may take some dosh to achieve who ain’t a natural born ‘saver’ – this is highly recommended!!”
~ Ella Hooper via Instagram

“An invaluable harvest of tips oozing with hedonistic wit and wonder. Packed with ideas about why and how we are to live with less to ensure we have a hell of a lot more.”
~ Meg Ulman, co-author of The Art of Free Travel

The Art of Frugal Hedonism is like having a small firecracker in your pocket for performing guerrilla actions on everyday life that just might upend everything and put it back together in a different, cheaper, and much more interesting way. The writing is buoyant and often verges on hilarious.”
~ Kirsten Bradley, Milkwood (read full review)  

“Liberate yourself from the work-to-spend cycle and become a frugal hedonist! This is the inspired message in this life-changing gem of a book. In an age that is obsessed with consumer trinkets and oblivious to waste, the philosophy of frugal hedonism provides a welcome and necessary antidote. The simplicity of this message is profound. Be frugal and be free.”
~ Samuel Alexander, co-director of the Simplicity Institute

Publishing information

The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb (foreword by Clive Hamilton). Published by Melliodora Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 214 pages. ISBN: 9780994392817

Order the book

Price: $22.95 (RRP $24.95) + $4 postage within Australia.

Goodreads reviews:

Who is it for?

  • For people who want to reshape their spending for maximum pleasure and minimum pain.
  • For people who are already challenging cultural consumption assumptions, but would love a little backup now and again.
  • For anyone who gets a kick out of reading humorous writing (laced with a lot of nifty science) that inspires thoughts about the braver and better things in life.

Praise for our previous book: The Weed Forager’s Handbook 

The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia (Hyland House, 2012) has sold over 15,000 copies.

The Weed Forager's Handbook cover“The most entertaining read about weeds I could ever have imagined.”
~ Larissa Dubecki, author of Prick with a Fork (Allen & Unwin, 2015)

“It’s a little like uncovering gold beneath a tarnished, uninspiring surface, and this book is your metal detector, leading you to the goodies.”
Frankie Magazine

“In other words, if you eat, then this book is a must-have companion.”
~ Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia (from the foreword)

“This handbook is the essential text for both novice and experienced wild food foragers.”
David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture.

Order The Weed Forager’s Handbook here.