Kate Carpenter

Biography

I became a minimalism groupie in my first year of college (1972) when I read Living Poor with Style by Ernest Callenbach. (We called it "simplicity" back then.) I've been a student of it ever since and began writing books on the subject in 1998. In 2010, I finally escaped the rat race - forever, I hope. "Let the rats have it!" I say. "It's no fun anyway."

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Books

ENUFF: Eliminate the Needless, Useless, Foolish, and Frivolous
By Kate Carpenter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,690. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
If your life is simple, stress-free, and satisfying, you probably don't need this book. Otherwise, a new mental framework may be all you need to dig out from under once and for all. Just as we all know how to lose weight - eat less and exercise more - we know how to simplify too. So why are they both so hard? ENUFF won't make you thinner, but it WILL help you lose all your excess baggage!
Bertabean: A Storybook about Self-Esteem for Grown-Up Girls
By Kate Carpenter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Berta was brought up believing in the American Dream: work hard, be successful, make money, buy stuff. And she HAS worked hard at it. She has the lifestyle and the expensive goodies to prove it. She's in the "1%." So why isn't she proud of herself? Where's the self-esteem that should have come with all this "success"? What is she doing wrong? Happily, she finds out.
How to Open a Successful Thrift Shop
By Kate Carpenter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This is a great guide for anyone who is considering owning and/or operating a thrift store. Everything you need is here - from writing the Business Plan to pricing the merchandise. Easy to read, but full of facts and good advice. It has everything you need to know - and more!
Lilabean: A Storybook about Simplicity for Grown-Up Girls
By Kate Carpenter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Accompany Lilabean on her journey to self-discovery, where she is FINALLY able to leave behind all the physical, mental, and emotional clutter that has been burying her alive. Easy to read, simple to understand, but life-changing in the complexity of its message. A VERY good use of your valuable time!

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