For Cait Flanders, binge consuming was a way of life. She would binge eat when depressed. When at parties, she would binge drink. To fill the silence, she would binge-watch television and Netflix. And she binge-shopped, convinced each time that it would lead to happiness. Instead, it lead to major credit card debt.
Cait realized she needed to change. One by one, she began to tackle her addictions. It was a process spread over years, and she sometimes had to start over.
This book is focused on the year that she set a shopping ban. A list was made of the things she was allowing herself to buy, and another list of things she was absolutely not to buy.
I found myself glued to this story. Could she really do it? I listened to the audio version of the book, read by the author herself. You can hear the emotion in her voice as she reads her own story, something another narrator would not have been able to do. This is truly a book that focuses on the ability of each person to change and gain control of their life.