The Year without a Purchase: One Family's Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting

The Year without a Purchase: One Family's Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting

Scott Dannemiller


The yr with no Purchase is the tale of 1 family’s quest to forestall purchasing and begin connecting. Scott Dannemiller and his spouse, Gabby, are former missionaries who served in Guatemala. Ten years faraway from their vow of easy residing, they discovered themselves on a unending treadmill of intake the place each one buy created a wish for extra and not ended in precise delight. the adaptation among want and desires had grown very fuzzy, and making that contrast transparent back will require drastic motion: no nonessential purchases for an entire 12 months. No outfits, no books, no new toys for the children. in the event that they couldn’t consume it or use it up inside of a yr (toilet paper and shampoo, for example), they wouldn’t purchase it.

packed with funny wit, curious data, and poignant conclusions, the booklet examines sleek America’s spending behavior and chronicles the highs and lows of falling by the wayside of our shopper tradition. because the family members bypasses the checkout line to combat with the demanding situations of reward giving, baby rearing, and maintaining with the Joneses, they detect vital truths approximately human nature and the key to discovering real pleasure. The 12 months with no Purchase bargains worthwhile nutrition for proposal for an individual who has ever desired to lessen pressure via buying much less and dwelling more.

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