Orchids on Your Budget

Orchids on Your Budget Marjorie Hillis s tips for thrifty living are as relevant today as when they were first published in

  • Title: Orchids on Your Budget
  • Author: Marjorie Hillis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Book
  • Marjorie Hillis s tips for thrifty living are as relevant today as when they were first published in 1937.

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    • Michele says:

      This book was written in the depths of the Depression as a guide to living through hard times. The author is a very amusing writer who clearly believes attitude is everything when faced with adversity. The first chapter is called "Well, who isn't poor?" matter-of-factly. Another asks "Can you afford a husband?". The writer is unfailingly witty as she considers various aspects of life during an economic downturn & offers advice that is still generally useful. She has a surprisingly modern app [...]

    • Renee says:

      Note: I actually read Chronicle Book's reprint version (retitled Bubbly on Your Budget), but thought this cover had more personality. I believe the contents of both editions are the same.I wanted to read this for 3 reasons: 1) I enjoyed author Marjorie Hillis' Live Alone and Like It. She has a no-nonsense style that's refreshing. As a Vogue editor, too, her version of thriftiness promised to be more glamorous than most. 2) Vintage advice books are fascinating. Their assumptions and concerns can [...]

    • Alexandria Blaelock says:

      This book is written in such an engaging style that it could almost have been written today. Ms Hillis offers the basic advice to stop whining and move on - things are not going to change unless you do something about it. Importantly, she asks whether you can afford a husband, or to give up entertaining.Amusing, with delightful illustrations.

    • Jennifer Malme says:

      When I started to read this book, I was charmed by the 1930's sensibilities, but I felt that the financial advice really didn't translate to today's modern world. And some of the chapters, like 'Can You Afford a Husband?' seemed downright old-fashioned and made me cringe. But I kept readingAnd as I did, I was amazed time and time again at the strong feminist leanings of this author - she really was 'ahead of her time' in so many ways. One of the chapters even highlights a woman who uses an envel [...]

    • Beth says:

      I've read and re-read this book, and enjoy it every time. I'd love to find some of her other books.

    • Krista says:

      First published in 1937, the author's advice stems from experience with the Great Depression; we, of course, have our own contemporary parallel with the Great Recession. Some of the book, of course, is dated, and occasionally reads quite humorously--I especially chuckled over the chapter entitled "Can You Afford a Husband?". Overall, though, an entertaining look into the past with advice that is still relevant today.

    • Mayo says:

      funny and cute little book

    • Kate says:

      I have a first edition copy of this 1937 manual for living, and I adore it. So pleased to see that this book is readily available in a trade paperback reprint and also on Kindle-- because it is FUN. Fun because some of its advice has stood the test of time, and exceptional fun because of its vintage air. Read it and feel as though you are living in a classic romantic comedy-- you're Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart just might live next door. A sample of the book's general philosophy:"Whateve [...]

    • Kimbol Soques says:

      Oh, I love me some witty snark! Lifestyle advice like this never goes out of style, and the period examples add to the fun.

    • Chris says:

      I was sold a witty, feminist, still relevant book of advice on how to have approach life while impecunious. What I got? 'The Depression has taught us all that not everyone always has money! You can look good and enjoy yourself on not very much money, but if you don't know how, it's because you're boring, and I'm not going to tell you. PS if you are truly broke, it is almost certainly your own fault, and you do not deserve anything nice.'Also, it really wasn't that funny. Virago should have left [...]

    • Joanne says:

      This book was written in 1937 during the Depression, to be a guide to living through hard times. Some of the advice is still useful, and some with a little brain power to make it fit modern life is generally useful too.It's main theme is that a positive attitude is important, and to think and be a doer not a mourner.The book shows it age by the wording, terms used and some cases of women been seen as staying at home with servants, but the author does not pose this view on the reader, and is all [...]

    • Magdalene Lim says:

      I didn't realise this was a book written in 1937 when I picked it up so the advice is rather quaint. While I'm not sure how much of it applies to life now, it's a fairly novel and interesting read, mainly about how to be a good wife. Expect advice such as this:"Learning to make sauces will get you a reputation as a cook in no time - so few have a varied and sophisticated sauce repertoire."I can't say it didn't instill in me an interest in sauces. :p

    • marta.pasqualato says:

      Universale e senza tempo. Scritto con brio e leggerezza, ma veramente utile per destreggiarsi con eleganza anche in tempi un po' tristi. Un unico neo: la traduzione italiana ["Chic! Vivere con eleganza ai tempi della crisi" n.d.r.] un po' "furba" del titolo, l'originale "Orchids on Your Budget" mi pareva un piccolo capolavoro di stile!

    • Dhali says:

      Really enjoyed Live Alone and Like It but didn't enjoy this - what came across as arch and charming in the other book here felt preachy, snobbish and bossy. Could be I just read it too soon after the other one.

    • Nika says:

      So cute! Still relevant. I absolutely adore Hillis's sassy and authoritative voice. I found my copy at an antique bookstore and couldn't resist. Her "case files" are clearly works of fiction, but they are so ridiculously exaggerrated, they are enjoyable. A fun, retro read.

    • Caroline Bennett says:

      I love this book so so much. Joyously cheerful.

    • Umbereen Beg-mirza says:

      I absolutely love vintage how-to books. This one may be dated in parts, but some are surprisingly modern. Generally a fun, light read.

    • Alice says:

      very amusing - maybe not that helpful as it was so set in the times it was written (1930s) when society was very different. An interesting read, a bit like travelling into another era.

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