April Lane Benson, PhD (December 30, 2008) Trumpeter Books

To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
Lucy Siegle

AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip 
Jean Chatzky

The Year of Less: How I stopped Overshopping, Gave Away my Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You can Buy in a Store.

Cait Flanders, January 16, 20018

Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Elizabeth L. Cline (August 27, 2013)Portfolio
Getting Out From Going Under Publishing
Addicted to Shopping…and Other Issues Women Have with Money. O’Connor, Karen. (2005) Eugene, Oregon Harvest House
Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping Kerry Cohen (September 23, 2014) Seal Press
Karen J. Pine (May 13, 2014) Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Debbie Roes (May 24, 2014) Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Attention Shoppers!: The Woman’s Guide to Enlightenment Through Shopping Eliot, E. (2003). Deerfield Beach, Fl Health Communications, Inc.
A Currency of Hope Debtors Anonymous. (1999). Brainerd, MN Bang Printing
Bringing Money into the Conversation: A Quick Start for Therapists Amanda Mills and Syble Solomon (2012)
Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding Tolin, D., Frost, R., and Steketee, G. (2007) New York: Oxford University Press
Consuming Passions: Help for Compulsive Shoppers Catalano, E.M. & Sonenberg, N. (1993). Oakland, CA New Harbinger
Baker, Maggie. (2011). Indianapolis, IN. Holistic Wealth Press
Exploring and Treating Acquisitive Desire: Living in the Material World Kottler, J. (1999). Thousand Oaks, California Sage Publications, Inc.
Facilitating Financial Health: Financial Tools for Financial Planners, Financial Coaches, and Financial Therapists Klontz, T., Kahler, R, and Klontz, B. (2008) National Underwriter Company, 1st edition
Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume Kaza, Stephanie, ed. (2005). Boston, Mass. Shambhala Publications.
How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt & Live Prosperously Mundis, J. (1988). New York Bantam Books
How to Give Up Shopping (Or at Least Cut Down): The Journey Back to Conscious Spending Tisaj, N Hardie Grant Books (February 1, 2009)
I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and The Search for Self Benson, April Lane, ed. (2000). Northvale, New Jersey Jason Aronson Inc.
I Want it Now: Navigating Childhood in a Materialistic World Bee-Gates, Donna. (2006). New York Palgrave Macmillan
In the Red: Diary of a Recovering Shopaholic Hall, A., Icon Books Ltd 2nd Revised edition edition (January 1, 2009)
It’s not about the money Kessel, Brent HarperOne (April 1, 2008)
by Geneen Roth (2011 Viking)
Mind Over Money Klontz, B., Klontz, T. (2009) Broadway Business
Mindfulness and Money: The Buddhist Path of Abundance Houlder, Kulananda and Dominic. (2002).New York Broadway Books
Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping Levine, J. (2006). New York Free Press
Overcoming Underearning(R): A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life Stanny, Barbara Harper Paperbacks (November 20, 2007)
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Elizabeth Cline (2012)
Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World Kasser, Tim and Kanner, Allen D. (2004). Washington, DC American Psychological Association
by Christopher Kennedy Lawford (2012 BenBella)
Retail Therapy: Life Lessons Learned While Shopping Ford, Amanda (2002). York Beach, Maine Conari Press
Save Karyn: One Shopaholic’s Journey to Debt and Back Harper Paperbacks (September 2, 2003)
by Cia Ricco and Belinda Rosenblum (2012)
Serious Shopping: Essays in Psychotherapy and Consumerism Baker, Adrienne. (2000). London Free Association Books
Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2010)
Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior Miller, Geoffrey (May 14, 2009)
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Frost, R., Steketee, G. (2010) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier Robert Emmons, Mariner Books Reprint edition (November 6, 2008)
The Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge: 5 Principles to Transform Your Relationship with Money Klontz, T., Kahler, R., and Klontz, B.(2006). Deerfield Beach, Fl. Health Communications, Inc.
The High Price of Materialism Kasser, Tim (2002). Boston, Mass. MIT Press
The Overspent American Schor, J. (1998). New York Basic Books
The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less Schwartz, Barry. (2004). New York EccoPress
The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse Easterbrook, G. (2003). New York Random House
The Smartest Way to Save: Why You Can’t Hang on to Money and What to Do About It Clingen, Heidi, Freshman, Samuel. (2008). BookSurge Publishing
The Soul of Money: Transforming your Relationship with Money and Life Twist, Lynne. (2003). New York W.W. Norton & Company
When Money is the Drug: Understanding and Changing Self-Defeating Money Patterns Boundy, D. (1993). Woodstock, NY Maverick Media Resources
Women Who Shop Too Much Wesson, C. (1990). New York St. Martin’s Press
Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom 2nd Edition Advantage World Press; 2 edition (October 15, 2008)

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