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I had never heard of this book, nor the movie, until the FV thread about the most 'frugal inspiring' movies/television shows -

You guys had such rave reviews about the movie (with Jane Fonda) that I searched high & low, but still cannot find it (free) anywhere!

I did find it available for $4 to download, but I'm just not spending $4 on a movie download that may not work -

so I went to the library to search for the book -

Wow -

so this is where I've been in every spare moment for the past 4 days - reading -

I'm 3/4 finished - and I admit it was a rough start due to the language -

"dem youngens betar git um den"

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OMG - I just feel the need to bathe and study an English book immediately following some of those sentences -

BUT it is a VERY VERY good story. I am VERY much in agreement that it is frugally inspiring!!

If you haven't read it, please do - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
 
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that was my thread that started this. I knew you would like it!! Reading that broken english can be difficult. Oh.....wait until you see the movie!! It is a very good movie about frugality!
I am glad you liked it and I encourage others to read the dollmaker and see the movie!
 
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that was my thread that started this. I knew you would like it!! Reading that broken english can be difficult. Oh.....wait until you see the movie!! It is a very good movie about frugality!
I am glad you liked it and I encourage others to read the dollmaker and see the movie!
ohhh, the English is Broken alright! :lol:

I really wish I could find the movie! I've searched Hulu & YouTube, but I don't know where else I can look??

If you liked this one, you may also like Angela's Ashes (if you haven't read it yet) - it's non-fiction, which just makes it even more inspiring to me -

(also a movie, but I haven't seen the movie, so I can't say if it's 'inspiring')
 

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i will look for that Angela's ashes book. Thanks!
 

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Don't reckon what's broken bout dat langage. Sorta like my kin.:rollsmile:
 
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I bought the book off of ebay and it came yesterday...Holy crud!! I predict several headaches in my future...599 pages and the print is teeny-tiny-small!
 
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I loved the movie, 'The Dollmaker' and can't wait to read the book. I can speak Appalachian very fluently since I was born and raised and still live about 1/2 mile from the river that inspired the movie, 'Deliverance'. lol
 

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Sounds like a good book, I think I'll try to get it !!
 

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ok, so I finished The Dollmaker last night.

I'm almost sad that it's over.

NOT the ending I had expected, and that's all I'll say about that. :toothy:
 

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A few of the ways The Dollmaker inspired my frugal side:

1. I should always attempt to grow my own food.

2. Debt makes you feel rotten.

3. The more 'toys' you give your kids, the less they truly appreciate them all.

4. Family & friends are most important.

5. Even when you're totally broke, someone else has it worse than you do.

6. One should always save for a rainy day.

7. Tolerance is a wonderful thing. We're all in the same big boat.
 
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