Just three short days until our book is released.

By this point in our book, you’ll have loads of fun ideas for going out without blowing the wad, you’ll have cleared out the clutter and freshened the look inside your house.  Now, it’s time to stay in and enjoy the free comforts of home. In Chapter 8, Get Comfortable: The Cheap Pleasures of Home we remind you of all the fun stuff you did as a kid, but now it’s all fun and games with a twist.

Here’s a little taste from Bitches on a Budget about making your own reality:

You’re watching too many reality shows. You really believe there is a Chairman and a Kitchen Stadium.  You’re desperate to audition for The Real Housewives of Fargo (if only they would come to your town), The Millionaire Matchmaker (if only you lived in L.A. and weren’t already married), American Idol (if only you could sing)…

But,

For sitting on your ass watching other people living, you really are the biggest loser.

So,

Play pretend with your own versions of the reality shows. Act them out at home. Like your own version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show–but you don’t have to start at midnight or follow the script.  You could dress the parts of your favorite characters (Tyra? Paula? Kim?), even play them…set the stage and have a banging good time.

Remember– life is short and fun is free.


Bitches on a Budget is being published by the New American Library division of Penguin Books. Ask for it at your local bookshop.