Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style

Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style

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by Rosalyn Hoffman
     
 

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A witty, recession-era guide to being thrifty while not forgoing the fabulous.

Today's woman may have a dwindling stock portfolio, but that shouldn't make her bite one well-manicured nail with worry. Rosalyn Hoffman dishes up the wisdom women need to get perfect style without busting what's left of their bank accounts.

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Overview

A witty, recession-era guide to being thrifty while not forgoing the fabulous.

Today's woman may have a dwindling stock portfolio, but that shouldn't make her bite one well-manicured nail with worry. Rosalyn Hoffman dishes up the wisdom women need to get perfect style without busting what's left of their bank accounts.

The author is a recession-era fashion guru, travel agent, grooming consultant, therapist, sommelier, and life coach all rolled into one, and with this book vows no coupon clipping, Prada depriving, carb hating allowed. Because it doesn't take oodles of moola to live well- and that's one trend that will never go out of style.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The book melds two fads: “Deal with having less during the recession,” and the “Girl, get a clue!” category popularized by books like He's Just Not That into You. A former department store buyer and marketing executive, Hoffman echoes the often trotted-out advice that women should “invest in” a few quality items they'll enjoy wearing, looking at or using for years to come, and cut back on everything else. Much of her suggestions are obvious—shop at cheaper retail stores, for example, or get haircuts less often. Rather than being about saving money, the book is about spending it—the Hoffman way. This contradiction aside, a sassy tone and abundant—if not always successful—ribald jokes make frugality seem fun. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101171134
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
620 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rosalyn Hoffman is a former buyer for Bonwit teller, Filene's, and Lord & Taylor in New York City. She was also a marketing executive for Avon and Lillian Vernon. She speaks Chinese and has traveled extensively in China. In addition to being a serious cook and wine collector, she has lived and studied cooking in France and has traveled the world cataloging changing markets. Aside from food and cooking, her other passion is design and architecture. She has worked with award-winning architects in the building and design of several modern homes that have garnered awards and international recognition.

Roz is a Buzz Board Insider and a contributor to The Daily Beast, and her work has appeared on More Magazine online and Divine Caroline. Bitches on a Budget has been featured on the JWT Anxiety Index, a measure of significant cultural movements, and its television rights have been optioned by Sharp Entertainment.

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