The book that is. Anyone read it? If so, what did you think? The author was stressed with materialism around Christmas and decides that she and her significant other will not buy anything other than essentials the next year. Now only you can decide what qualifies as essential. For some, fancy ingredients for food are essential, for others not so much. I had to overlook her political 'rants' throughout the book as we are polar opposites but the rest of it I found entertaining.