Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less - Mary Carlomagno I loved the premise of this book: to...eliminate unnecessary facets of life, in essence to determine what I could live without...and to create an appreciation for everything I was already so fortunate to have."The author wrote: "The biggest lesson of all was not about what I had given up, but what I had gained." There was not a lot of depth to this book, but I did come away with some ideas for simplifying my life and to guarantee as Thoreau said that: "when I come to die, discover that I had not lived."There are probably better books out there on simplifying your life, but a glimpse at this author's year of giving up really made me think of what I would choose to give up that would make a direct impact in my life and provide me with great life lessons.