Political_Frugality_-_Book_Review

Document Sample
Political_Frugality_-_Book_Review Powered By Docstoc
					Title:
Political Frugality - Book Review

Word Count:
403

Summary:
It is hard to specify exactly what
genre Larry Roth_s new book can fal
l into. Political, frugal living, g
ay rights, taking care of the body
and more are covered in Political F
rugality _ Guerrilla Economics for
the Demonized, Devalued and Disenfr
anchised...
Keywords:
Political, frugal living, gay rights
, non-fiction

Article Body:
It is hard to specify exactly what
genre Larry Roth_s new book can fal
l into. Political, frugal living, g
ay rights, taking care of the body
and more are covered in Political F
rugality _ Guerrilla Economics for
the Demonized, Devalued and Disenfr
anchised.
Larry was a high income-earner who
gave it up to be a relaxed gardener
; he exercises, eats right and live
s frugally. This retired profession
al walks-the-walk, and raises sever
al interesting points of view on so
ciety and communities.

Discussions on how we dictate each
other_s belief system to one anothe
r without even realizing what we ar
e doing were definitely thought pro
voking. Larry also brings to light
the unrealistic discrimination that
 still slides in and out of our dai
ly lives - and we find this normal.

I found the author_s ideas on socia
l security just fantastic. When you
 think about it, where does our mon
ey go if we die early and are not m
arried? For that matter, why should
 the spouse left behind be penalize
d by receiving only a portion of th
e mate_s coverage?
The true cost of climbing the socia
l ladder is certainly a point well
made by Larry and his thoughts on h
ow consumerism is a vote with the w
allet is enlightening. He talks abo
ut corporations that build items wi
thout replaceable parts or limited
availability in order to force more
 consumer spending. According to La
rry, it does not have to be like th
is.
Although Political Frugality begins
 a little heavy and political for m
y tastes, just past these first few
 pages the real life stories will e
ntertain and shock the reader. Larr
y_s nightmare situation with the cr
edit bureau is pretty shocking. Thi
s is not another "victim of fraud"
story folks, but rather a bureaucra
tic goof taken to an extreme!

Larry also makes some excellent arg
uments for the benefits of walking.
 It can be so much more than frugal
 and responsible transportation, ex
ercise and meditation _ it can actu
ally bond communities. How? I can_t
 tell you here, you_ll have to read
 the book to find out!
So many beliefs and views on issues
 were similar to my own that I foun
d myself thinking "Exactly!" repeat
edly. Larry certainly brings attent
ion to some very ironic and illogic
al social issues. Folks that read P
olitical Frugality will learn new i
deas on how to live in a more socia
lly and fiscally responsible way.

ISBN#: 0962522848
Author: Larry Roth
Illustrated by: Andy Dandino
Publisher: Living Cheap Press

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:7
posted:12/27/2010
language:English
pages:4
Monika Kamal Monika Kamal Jesus http://ineed4u.blogspot.com/
About Getan Pro. Doc. For Free