I'm delighted with the review Vic Mickunas wrote on his blog, "Book Nook" about Throw Out Fifty Things. I especially like the way he tied the message of the book into what he refers to as "our new vision of ourselves as consumers" - saving more, spending less, having less stuff, clarifying our lives. See what you think:
"Throw out Fifty Things"
By Vick Mickunas | Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 11:54 AM
Most of us our tightening our belts. Spending less.… Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 27, 2009 at 4:34pm —
I am a big fan of your concept and here is why. I am the Volunteer Manager of Dress for Success, Manhattan. We help disadvantaged women look their best for a job interview by giving them an outfit to wear and helping them with Career Counseling. I tell my new volunteers that I have the most uncluttered apartment in New York because anything that is in good condition, but I just never use anymore...clothing, scarves, jewelry, handbags, I give to Dress for Success. I can tell you first… Continue
Added by Kat Connelly on February 19, 2009 at 5:10pm —
I've thrown 50 things out before after hearing you speak! I'm ready to do it again. Time to clean out!
You've inspired me several times....seen the doc for that checkout you talked about. Let go after reading "Trapeze". You are awesome. And, on March 31, I get to hear Itzhak Perlman in Carnegie Hall, which is totally Gail-story inspired.
"The only thing everybody likes," my mom told me when I was a little girl, upset that another little girl didn't like me, "is water. And that's because it has no taste. Do you want to be like water? Or do you want to be like lemonade, or hot chocolate, or maybe even champagne? Of course, somebody's bound not to like you..." It didn't take me long to figure out it was better to be like lemonade than water - but there are still times when somebody's disapproval or even dislike, gets me upset. But… Continue
Added by Gail Blanke on February 3, 2009 at 6:11pm —