Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Completely Ridiculous Book

Our local library is really very impressive. The children's section alone is about the same size as the entire library I used to frequent in Michigan. They also have a lot of books showcased, based on the season, current events, or genre.

While trolling last week, they had a display related to the recent downtown in the economy. One book caught my eye, Miserly Moms, by Jonni McCoy. It's subtitled Living on One Income in a Two Income Economy. That's my family, so I checked it out.

I probably should have looked at the copyright: 1996. And maybe flipped through a few pages, so I would know that if I read this book, it would two hours of my life I would never get back.

While I admire the author for actually putting her miserly ways into practice and words, some of those ideas were completely ridiculous. Apparently, her family does nothing for entertainment, her date night with her husband consists of such romantic ideas like miniature golfing, and she rarely uses coupons. She also suggests recipes like Tofu Nuggets. Yeah, that's going to work around here.

1 comment:

Nadine said...

Date night. It's been so long I don't remember having one in many years.

I've got the frugal part down pretty good though. My budget for all groceries & lunch items and personal items for 3 humans, all 4 of my prescriptions, food for 3 parrots, 3 cats, 1 dog, all household items and gas for my car is about $575 a month.