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My life is a book poll
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Steven Jobs – a visionary
Today the world is mourning the death of Steve Jobs, a visionary who led a company to produce products that have changed the world’s use of technology. Through his leadership, Apple, Inc. innovated and created the user devices to empower individuals. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his company’s employees.
When I came upon this book selling for only $1.99, it had to be posted in the Housekeeping post. A book promoting cheapness. The Kindle price is practically a steal compared to the other versions available. Buy the book, bask in your cheapness, and know that we have been part of the cool crowd all along.
Cheap. Cheap suit. Cheap date. Cheap shot. It’s a dirty word, an epithet laden with negative meanings. It is also the story of Lauren Weber’s life. As a child, she resented her father for keeping the heat at 50 degrees through the frigid New England winters. But as an adult, when she found herself walking 30 blocks to save $2 on subway fare, she realized she had turned into him.
In this lively treatise on the virtues of being cheap, Weber explores provocative questions about Americans’ conflicted relationship with consumption and frugality. Why do we ridicule people who save money? Where’s the boundary between thrift and miserliness? Is thrift a virtue or a vice during a recession?
In answering these questions, In Cheap We Trust offers a colorful ride through the history of frugality in the United States. Readers will learn the stories behind Ben Franklin and his famous maxims, Hetty Green (named “the world’s greatest miser” by the Guinness Book of Records) and the stereotyping of Jewish and Chinese immigrants as cheap.
Weber also explores contemporary expressions and dilemmas of thrift. In Cheap We Trust teases out the meanings of cheapness and examines the wisdom and pleasures of not spending every last penny. Spend only $1.99 to buy this book. You might learn a few new ways to save a few pennies.
Click here to purchase In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue
Selling-more-than-a-million Club
Amazon.com, Inc. recently announced that best-selling author George R.R. Martin is the latest author to sell more than 1 million Kindle books in the Kindle Store. Martin’s most recent novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance with Dragons ($14.99), debuted in the #2 spot on the Kindle Best Seller list and has remained in the Top 50 for more than 100 days. You can read the complete announcement in the press release.
Other authors who have sold more than 1 million Kindle books and their most popular book sold are:
Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest $12.99
James Patterson – Kill Me If You Can $12.99
Nora Roberts – The Fall of Shane MacKade $4.99
Charlaine Harris – Dead Reckoning: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel $14.99
Lee Child – Second Son (Kindle Single) $1.99
Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games $4.69
Michael Connelly – The Black Ice $1.99
John Locke – The Love You Crave 99 cents
Janet Evanovich – Smokin’ Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel $13.99
Kathryn Stockett – The Help $9.99