Confidential Free Book PDF Page
Hi! If you're here, it's because I've given you this confidential URL to link you to a FULL FREE PDF version of my book "Taming The Shopping Bug".
This link will take you to its location in my Dropbox. I would have uploaded it here, but it's too big a file for this site to handle (just over 300MB). Why? Because it's a visually juicy thick (280 pages in print form) graphic novel, lol. Tons of kilobyte info.
Let me know if there is a different way you'd like to receive your complimentary copy and I will do my best to accomodate you.
Log in to DropBox (it's free to sign up if you don't already have an account)
Download the pdf to your notepad or computer (the pages will no doubt feel way too small on a phone screen)
when you go to open it choose your favorite pdf reader app. YES it will open perfectly in Kindle.
Q&A with Marti McGinnis
Why did you write this book?
I have wanted to do a graphic novel for a long time so when I got the bee in my bonnet to severely limit my shopping for a year I thought the info would be best portrayed in this way! In fact I tried to do NO non-essential shopping for the year, but I failed - which is all documented in the book.
Why is it in black and white?
I knew many Kindle readers can only handle non-colorized interiors, and I didn't want my Kindle readers to get the short end of the stick on that. Also print copies are less expensive this way for the print-on-demand outlets I wanted to use.
Cartoons are great at portraying somewhat 'dry' info in a much more digestible form. Plus it's rather who I am as an artist.
Top lessons learned?
It was very revealing to discover the history of recreational shopping and just how much Americans have been 'trained' throughout our lives to consume stuff as a way of life.
Has it changed the way you shop? I absolutely LOVE how younger generations are not falling those same habits and are starting to entirely recreate how we should think about consuming things. I was delighted to learn so much about the NOwnership trend and experiences over things habits.
Would you do it again?
In fact the #minimalshopping habit has really become ingrained in my behavior. I absolutely did buy some frivolities when my year was up, but I haven't fallen back into old habits. At all. A truly unexpected benefit!