A few caveats before we get started, Reese writes in the introduction. First, although, like most people, I think about money, I’ve always been able to clothe my children and pay the mortgage and if I couldn’t whether I bought or made creme fraiche–or bread, to use a less absurd example–would make no difference. It is frivolous and deluded to think it would. I just wanted to address and answer some middle-class home economics questions that nagged my Michael Pollan-reading, price-checking, overthinking self. This is not a book about how to scrape by on a budget and it is not a book about how to go off the grid.
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