the book, an update to its initial 2003 release, offers tips on everything from sprucing up your space and wardrobe to getting the most out of a haircut and getting fit for less (she almost has me convinced to start running). willdorf's advice seems easy enough to follow — small steps (packing a lunch, trimming your bangs) that not only help you save money, she says. you'll also start feeling great about controlling your formerly spendthrift ways. i can totally vouch for that, except in my case, i like to reward myself with something bought. bad.
in short, the book is a smart buy (a mere $10 investment on amazon) and addresses the issues a lot of us will be facing in the months ahead. curse you, economy!
if i haven't yet convinced you, perhaps the greatest endorsement of anything ever, from simon doonan, will do the trick:
"city chicks no longer need to turn tricks or sell dope in order to live a glamorous lifestyle — just read nina's brilliant book."
thank god for that!