Review: Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs (Microcosm)

Get Thrifty, Not Cheap

| November-December 2009

Saving a buck has become de rigueur. The only trouble is that cheap has supplanted thrift as stores proffer “affordable” products courtesy of low-wage labor and disposable design. Where’s the revolution!? Make Your Place is a forceful antidote to the cheapening of thrift culture: a meticulously hand-lettered, pint-size volume of natural first aid, nontoxic cleaning and body care, and gardening know-how. When you raise your fist against the values that derailed our economy, lift this book in it.