Lauren Weber grew up with a father who rationed toilet paper and rarely used his car's turn signals (to prevent them from burning out). She was formerly a staff reporter at Newsday and Reuters, and has also written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.
ICWT gets a nod from Oprah
The September issue of O: The Oprah Magazine gives ICWT a thumbs up. Here’s the review (from page 44 of the mag):
“If you have only 15 minutes: Put the recession into historical perspective. Dip into a chapter of In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue (Little, Brown), Lauren Weber’s entertaining, wide-ranging — and very timely — exploration of thrift.”