Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less

Paperback | December 27, 2011

byMary Carlomagno

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“Refreshing, inspiring, and honest….One book I’m not going to be ‘giving up’ anytime soon.”
—Nicole Williams, author of Earn What You’re Worth

Give It Up! is author Mary Carlomagno’s inspiring chronicle of her 365 days spent learning to live better with less—when she decided to give up one modern convenience (eg: elevators) or indulgence (eg: alcohol) every month for a year. A joyous celebration of voluntary simplicity, Give It Up! offers a solution and a liberating new outlook to shopaholics, jaded consumers, and spirituality seekers overwhelmed by the unnecessary clutter in their lives, in the most uplifting self-help guide to better living since Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.

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“Refreshing, inspiring, and honest….One book I’m not going to be ‘giving up’ anytime soon.”—Nicole Williams, author of Earn What You’re WorthGive It Up! is author Mary Carlomagno’s inspiring chronicle of her 365 days spent learning to live better with less—when she decided to give up one modern convenience (eg: elevators) or indulgence...

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Would it be possible to live without the specialty coffee, the designer bags, the technology that was a part of my everyday existence? Could stripping away some of those items and habits make me appreciate what I was so fortunate to have? I created a plan. Each month for one year, I would choose one of my favorite things and give it up...

Mary Carlomagno is the founder of Order, a company that specializes in clutter control, urban apartment solutions, office spaces, and life transitions. Before founding Order, she worked in book publishing and retail. She and her husband live in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.47 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060789824

ISBN - 13:9780060789824

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“Refreshing, inspiring, and honest, Give It Up! reminds us of just how much better off we are with a little less. One book I’m not going to be ‘giving up’ anytime soon.”