If you are into a frugal lifestyle or saving money at all, I am sure you have heard of Amy Dacyczyn and her book The Complete Tightwad Gazette. In the early nineties, she published a newsletter The Tightwad Gazette, and this book is a compilation of all those newsletters, filled with frugal advice, articles and tips on how to save money with everything you do.
I've been ill this week, so I've had some knitting done, but haven't taken many photos. I'll show you some WIPs and FOs next week! In the mean time I hope you'll enjoy the following book review - for a change not about knitting or politics, but personal finance.
Last autumn I suddenly remembered my love for the band Green Day and went to see them in concert even. For a while I felt like the fangirl I used to be 10 years ago - it felt fantastic! So when I learned that Billie Joe's wife Adrienne Armstrong is a knitter and has made a book with Vickie Howell, and learned that the book will be concentrating on ecologically conscious knitting (something very close to my heart), I just had to get the book!
The problem with living in Germany and being a patron to the local library, and blogging in English is that I get to read really interesting books - which are available only in German. I usually then just leave them be and blog about something else, but recently I've read two books which I really want to write a review about. Maybe they will one day be translated, or you will get interested in the theme and find some books on the issues in English / your own language.
Read this book. Seriously, if you are a woman and haven't read this book, you should. It wouldn't hurt men either. It's such an eye-opener to the theme beauty and how it's not at all as it's usually percieved. The book is almost 20 years old, but it's still current and important.
I usually only review books that are available in English language, but this one was so interesting I decided to write a few lines even though it's apparently only available in German, Italian and maybe Portuguese... let me know if you find it in English.
It's called "Das 11-Minuten-Mädchen" which means "The eleven minutes girl", written by Sonia, who goes by the artist name Mariana Brazil.