This was an adequate book on frugality, but he almost lost me at the beginning by connecting frugality and a greener lifestyle with global warming. He lost credibility and it automatically made me question everything else he had to say. This is definitely a book for those who have resources and want to use them more frugally. It isn't for those who NEED to live frugally because they have no choice. I have read many books on frugality and didn't get any new ideas from this one.