Book Reviews


Tossed and Found, by Barb Tobias, the Thriftista of frugal living,  packs a whollop of practical tips for the savvy shopper. Her story is lively, unique and engaging … a must-have for your next event.”

~Scott Armstrong, Boulder Coaching Academy

“I am one of those die-hard consumers who never thought twice about paying full retail for whatever items I wanted or needed.  Then I picked up Barb Tobias’s new book,  Tossed and Found, approaching it with mild curiosity and few expectations of learning anything life-changing.  However, her lively description of the adventures of second-hand shopping (and resale) intrigued me and I decided to give thrifting a go!  Needing to explore all the ways to save money in this dreadful economy, it was with uncertainty and doubt that I set out to employ her strategies and tips. It was with savage satisfaction that I returned home from my first outing with an armful of booty and most of my money!

“I jumped in and explored the Thrift Diva’s world with new eyes. Armed with her expertise, I soon realized that we can all have a beautiful home worthy of a magazine spread for a fraction of what it would cost in the retail world.”

“This thrifty Diva offers priceless secrets for distinguishing treasure from trash, and for balancing the cost of “rehabbing” against an items potential value.  I am now very reluctant to pay retail price for items I know can be found in thrift stores … treasures that typically have more character and uniqueness than ‘mall’ goods.

~Margaret A. O’Donnell, Attorney at Law and happy thrifter

I have witnessed Barb’s advice first-hand.  She is, undeniably, the mistress of buying and selling thrift. Her book, Tossed and Found, both memorable and humorous, combines great tips for thrifting, decorating on a budget, and running a successful garage sale.

~Jennifer Harrelson




Barb Tobias
Author, Coach, Speaker, Thrift Specialist
BarbTobias@ThriftTalkDiva.com
1-303-503-1557
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