Emma shares the next round of gift suggestions from the Viking/Penguin publicity department!
A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy by Sarah Lazarovic:
My sister is an art student who loves clothes, so A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy is perfect for her—I’m hoping the beautiful illustrations (and funny anecdotes) will inspire her as she tackles her final semester.
First Impressions by Charlie Lovett
First Impressions, a literary mystery about whether Jane Austen might have stolen the plot for Pride and Prejudice, is for my grandmother, who knows I’m an Austen fan and always buys me related books and tchotchkes at Christmas. (Full disclosure: I also snagged a copy for myself.)
The Deluge by Adam Tooze
I’m giving my Dad, a WWII history buff who loves data and huge books about global affairs, The Deluge. He just finished A Dance With Dragons—so I’m hoping this book will be similarly epic!
Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Thisis kind of a self-gift: I bought it for myself, but I’m hauling it home to Maine for the holidays because we’re cooking an Italian Christmas feast this year. So really, everyone in my family will get to enjoy it!
Kids say the darndest things.
Artist Sarah Lazarovic did and the result was her new book A Bunch Of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy, which gives us the lowdown on why we need to spend our money wisely… and reconsider those impulse buys.
While Lazarovic resisted window-shopping and the evil “rabbit hole” of Pinterest, the author curbed the powerful urge to consume by painting coveted items she loved. Although her prints are publicly known, Lazarovic compiled them into the quick-read, which includes tips and tricks on navigating the consumerist world, without buyer’s remorse and a deflated bank account.
We caught up with Lazarovic to pick her brain on the lessons we can all learn about our spending habits and the way we should deal with fast fashion.
Read the interview here: This Is What Happens When You Don’t Shop For A Year.
More about the book — “a visual essay about not shopping” — here.
Thanks for this lovely piece, Unconsumption!