My Book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living,” Publishes Today!
I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words, but, as of today, I’m officially a published author! My book, Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living, is out today! Published by HarperCollins, I am beyond thrilled to share my story of realizing the joys of frugality, simplicity, and the power of wisely managing your money.
I’m going to be on NPR’s live call-in show, On Point, today (March 6, 2018) at 11am EST to discuss my book. Tune into NPR today during the program and, if you’re so inclined, call 1-800-423-8255 to chat with me live on air! Update: here’s a link to the podcast of the interview.
Many of you have already pre-ordered a copy, for which I am most grateful. And! You got a free signed bookplate from me! Fear not, for if you too would like to snare a free signed bookplate (picture of what that is at right), if you order my book by March 13, 2018 (that’s a week from today), I will happily mail you one.
I still can’t believe I managed to write a whole book and I’m really quite excited that I did! If you’d like to read the full rundown on what this experience was like for me as a novice author, check out: Announcing My Book, “Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.”
How Do I Order Your Book?
I’m so glad you asked! You can purchase my book from any of the following retailers by clicking on the below links (or you could, ya know, go to an actual bookstore 😉 ):
How Do I Get My Free Signed Bookplate?
Another great question! Simply follow these steps:
- Order my book through one of the above listed online retailers BY MARCH 13, 2018
- Forward your book receipt to this email address (AND ONLY THIS email address!!): email@example.com
- Fill out the form I’ll send you via email requesting your name and address
- Wait by your mailbox for your signed bookplate to arrive (give me a few weeks to get it in the mail to you)
Hold On, Does This Book Cost Money?
Yes, this book costs money. For the first time ever, I’ve done something that’s not free. My blog is free, my Uber Frugal Month Challenge is free, all of my email/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/blog comment responses are free. This book, however, is not. And if it doesn’t fit into your overarching financial plan to purchase the book, I totally understand. If that’s the case, please ask your local public library to order it so that you can check it out and read it.
However, if buying my book does fit into your budget, I would really appreciate it! Purchasing my book is a way to support all of the work I do through Frugalwoods and it would be super nice of you. Plus, it makes a great gift for anyone in your life who could use a dose of inspiration to get their finances in order and follow their dreams (note that “get their finances in order” is listed first).
What’s In This Book Anyway?
This book is completely original material! It is NOT recycled blog posts! I wrote the whole darn thing from scratch (which is why it took me so long) and many of the chapters were rewritten upwards of a dozen times.
The book is a memoir of how I became Mrs. Frugalwoods and how I reached financial independence. It’s dramatic, funny, thought-provoking, embarrassing (for me, not for you… ) and prompts readers to ask the questions: “What would I do with my life if I didn’t need my paycheck? How can I have the greatest impact, and do the greatest good, by living my best life?”
Press About My Book!
If you’re interested in hearing me discuss my book on podcasts and in interviews, you might enjoy perusing some of the following:
- Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money Podcast: Mrs. Frugalwoods, author of “Meet The Frugalwoods”
- Publishers Weekly: The Zen of Frugality: PW Talks with Elizabeth Willard Thames
- GoBankingRates: How One Couple Ditched the Daily Grind to Live Their Dream Life
- Debt Free Guys’ Queer Money Podcast: Heterosexual Privilege and Money with Mrs. Frugalwoods
- Emma Johnson’s Like A Mother Podcast: Minimalist Living for Real Moms (with Liz Frugalwoods)
- FIRE Drill Podcast: Mrs. Frugalwoods on DIY, buying a rural property, the myth of used things, and simple living
- MadFientist Podcast: Elizabeth Willard Thames–Meet The Frugalwoods
- ChooseFI Podcast: Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving FI Through Simple Living
- Stacking Benjamins Podcast: Rethinking Consumerism (with Elizabeth Willard Thames, AKA Mrs. Frugalwoods)
- BiggerPockets Money Podcast: Designing a Frugal But Luxurious FI Life by Age 32 with Liz Thames
- NPR’s On Point: Extreme Frugality In The ‘Frugalwoods’
- Journey To Launch Podcast: The Power of Frugality & Simple Living To Reach Financial Independence w/Mrs. Frugalwoods
- The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast: On Creating an Inspirational Vision for Your Life with Elizabeth Willard Thames (aka. Mrs. Frugalwoods)
- Mo’ Money Podcast: Living Your Best Life Through Sustainable Frugality with Elizabeth Willard Thames
- The Guardian: Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life
- Couple Money Podcast: How to Retire Early Together
- Martinis And Your Money Podcast: Achieving Financial Independence with Liz Thames
- Next Gen Personal Finance Podcast: Tim Talks To Liz Thames, Author of ‘Meet the Frugalwoods’
Reviews… From You!!
If you read my book and enjoy it, I would greatly appreciate it if you would leave a review of the book on Amazon. My goal in writing this book is to bring the message of the transformative power of frugality and simple living to a broader audience and, if you’re interested in that mission too, you can help tremendously by writing a review! Go here to leave a review. Thank you!
You can also join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by using the hashtag #Frugalwoods. Include a photo of your copy of the book if you’re so inclined (because you know how much I love photos!).
Thank You, Frugalwoods Nation!
Finally, I want to offer a huge thank you to all of you for faithfully reading Frugalwoods over the years, inspiring me with your comments, prodding me to think more deeply, and encouraging me to continue exploring what it means to live a life outside of the consumer norms of our culture. You all provide me with the motivation to continue this work, which is truly my life’s passion. Thank you!
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