Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Living the Savvy Life - Book Review

I was so thrilled and flattered to be chosen as an early reviewer of a new book, due out next month. Melissa from The Savvy Life emailed me and asked if I would like to be sent an advance copy of her new book Living the Savvy Life. Yes please!

One of my other favourite topics (than French Chic) is personal finance. The two seem quite far apart I know. I worked for most of my twenties for financial planning companies and have continued my personal finance readings up until the present day.

Many of these books can be very dry. My favourite types are ones which have a bit of personality and make being fiscally responsible more fun than running up credit card bills keeping up with the Joneses. Living the Savvy Life makes it fun and chic. It’s much more than just a way to do better with your money, it’s a true lifestyle guide covering home, entertainment, wardrobe, beauty and food.

When I first received my copy in the mail (you can imagine how excited I was opening a parcel in New Zealand that came all the way from California), I immediately read the contents page and flicked to the Wardrobe chapter.

I didn’t mean to start reading it right there at the post office but the friendly and conversational style meant I couldn’t not. I only read one page and then forced myself to put the book back in the envelope and get to work.

Living the Savvy Life really is such a readable and enjoyable book, and inspires and encourages me to want to do better in the areas where I’m lacking, and give myself a Congratulations in the areas I’m doing well in.

Thank you Melissa for including me in your review panel, and I wish you all the best with your launch on Amazon on January 11th. For anyone considering purchasing this book, I think you’ll find it a useful and enjoyable addition to your bookshelf. File it between Anne Barone and Suze Orman!


  1. The title AND the jacket are SO attractive and intriguing!

  2. I pre-ordered mine after seeing it reviewed by Adrienne @ Rich Life. I can't wait to get it!

  3. Sound like one that I would enjoy...and I have room in my cupboard somewhere between Anne Barone and French Chic...

  4. Fiona,

    Isn't Melissa's book fantastic? I'm glad you enjoyed it, too.
    Great review....

  5. Who doesn't want to be a bit more savvy? Looks like a good read and a great reference guide when one is feeling lack luster. Nice! And good for you to be chosen. Life is a wonderment, isn't it?!

  6. I have it on my wish list too!! :)

  7. Hi Fiona,
    The minute i discovered this book i thought of you and that you may enjoy it. C'est la Vie An American Conquers the City of Light, Begins a New Life, and Becomes - Zut Alors! - Almost French by Suzy Gershman.

  8. Thank you for the review. I have pre-ordered the book. I have heard that it is very French to be frugal.

  9. Fiona, thanks so much for letting us know about this book. It looks and sounds very good. I'm putting it on my Amazon wish list to get next time I'm splurging on myself! Bess

  10. This books looks like something that I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing. I will be adding it to my Amazon wishlist. :)

  11. This book sounds like a perfect read! Belle Chose Home Blog

  12. Thanks for recommending this book. It sounds like a wonderful read! Who doesnt want to live THE Savy Life?
    Belle Chose Home Blog


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