The Frugal Yankee - Lauren Weber's IN CHEAP WE TRUST

IN CHEAP WE TRUST chronicles America's ambivalence with saving & spending. Lauren Weber's engaging novel starts with the Puritans & ends up in the current recession, a perfect topic for the Frugal Yankee.

Frugal Yankee recommendation & thoughts:
IN CHEAP WE TRUST is an excellent historical and personal examination of America's cultural ambivalence with money and saving. Engaging, funny and insightful.

"This splendid, timely history and apologia corrects any misplaced nostalgia for a simpler, thriftier age." - Library Journal

"(Weber)finds structural reasons for our profligacy in growing financial illiteracy, wage stagnation and deregulated financial markets." - Publisher Weekly

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