1. Your Money or Your Life
An updated version of the classic Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps for Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Success (Penguin), by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez with Monique Tilford, tells you how to "reorder material priorities and live well for less." It debuted in December, just in time for the Great Recession.

2. Simple Living
In Simple Living: One Couple's Search for a Better Life (John F. Blair), Wanda Urbanska and Frank Levering detail their shift from hard-charging city dwellers to laid-back owners of an apple orchard.

3. Voluntary Simplicity
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (Quill), by Duane Elgin, one of the movement's pioneers, thoughtfully argues for the benefits of a less consumptive lifestyle.

4. Secrets of Simplicity
In the workbook-style Secrets of Simplicity: Learn to Live Better with Less (Chronicle), organization expert Mary Carlomagno helps you eliminate excess stuff and stress.

5. Get Satisfied
Get Satisfied: How Twewnty People Like You Found the Satisfaction of Enough (Easton Studio), edited by Carol Holst, presents inspiring case studies of simple living converts. The message: if they can do it, so can you.


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