A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb



The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb

It sounds too good to be true. You can save money and the world, inoculate yourself against many of the ills of modern life, and enjoy everything more on both the sensual and profound levels? Preposterous!

Yet here is a toolkit to help you do just that. A tweak here, a twiddle there; every strategy in The Art Of Frugal Hedonism has been designed to help you target the most important habits of mind and action needed for living frugally but hedonistically. Apply a couple, and you’ll definitely have a few extra dollars in your pocket and enjoy more sunsets. Apply the lot, and you’ll wake up one day and realise that you’re happier, wealthier, fitter, and more in lust with life than you’d ever thought possible.

Praise for The Art of Frugal Hedonism

“The freest and most contented people pretty much follow the advice in The Art of Frugal Hedonism.”
~ Clive Hamilton, author of Growth Fetish and co-author of Affluenza

“Total page turner… I just ate it up”
~ Davina Adamson

The Art of Frugal Hedonism is an absolute joy. It is good-natured not pious, humane not self-righteous and a guide to ethical living that makes the impossible possible. I am happy to make this my bible.”
~ Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

“…funny, wacky, wordy, poignant, philosophical and unexpectedly personal and inspiring along the way. This is WAY more fun and has WAY more heart than a budgeting app. Anybody with spending ‘issues’ – or with big dreams that may take some dosh to achieve who ain’t a natural born ‘saver’ -this is highly recommended!!”
~ Ella Hooper via Instagram

“An invaluable harvest of tips oozing with hedonistic wit and wonder. Packed with ideas about why and how we are to live with less to ensure we have a hell of a lot more.”
~ Meg Ulman, co-author of The Art of Free Travel

The Art of Frugal Hedonism is like having a small firecracker in your pocket for performing guerrilla actions on everyday life that just might upend everything and put it back together in a different, cheaper, and much more interesting way. The writing is buoyant and often verges on hilarious.”
~ Kirsten Bradley, Milkwood (read full review)  

“Liberate yourself from the work-to-spend cycle and become a frugal hedonist! This is the inspired message in this life-changing gem of a book. In an age that is obsessed with consumer trinkets and oblivious to waste, the philosophy of frugal hedonism provides a welcome and necessary antidote. The simplicity of this message is profound. Be frugal and be free.”
~ Samuel Alexander, co-director of the Simplicity Institute

Publishing information

The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb. Published by Melliodora Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 214 pages. ISBN: 9780994392817

US readers can order the book here.

Also available as an ebook.


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Who is it for?

  • For people who want to reshape their spending for maximum pleasure and minimum pain.
  • For people who are already challenging cultural consumption assumptions, but would love a little backup now and again.
  • For anyone who gets a kick out of reading humorous writing (laced with a lot of nifty science) that inspires thoughts about the braver and better things in life.


Additional information

Weight .37 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 × 1.3 cm