The Year of Less is a self-help memoir that documents my life for the first twelve months of my two-year shopping ban. At every stage, I learned that the less I consumed, the more fulfilled I felt. But the challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, I found myself in situations that turned my life upside down. It was then that I realized why I had always turned to shopping, alcohol, and food—and what it had cost me. Unable to reach for my usual vices, I changed habits I’d spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to me. Blending my story with insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you’re holding on to in your own life—and, quite possibly, lead you to your own path of less.
After an incredible launch, The Year of Less became a Wall Street Journal bestseller, was one of the most sold non-fiction books on Amazon in July 2018, was included in Powell’s Staff Top Fives (favourite books of 2018) and ranked on the top 10 most borrowed lists at libraries in cities in Canada and Australia. It sold 77,000+ copies in the first six months and has been translated in 8 languages so far. I am forever grateful to everyone who has read and supported the book, and to those of you who have given me the opportunity to share it with your audiences. Thank you. <3