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Finding Your Treasure: Our Family's Mission to Recycle, Reuse, and Give Back Everything--And How You Can Too

Gabbi Cisneros

July 22, 2021

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Angel Williams is committed to sharing wealth with others by donating useful items, living a more sustainable life, and inspiring others to join her in this journey.

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Finding Your Treasure: Our Family's Mission to Recycle, Reuse, and Give Back Everything--And How You Can Too by Angel Wiliams, Tiller Press 

I've reviewed a lot of books based off podcasts in the past few months, which has led me to listen to many self-help, business, and science podcasts, so I'm pretty happy for this new book to guide me back into the audio-visual entertainment world of YouTube. In this corner of the Internet, we explore: dumpster diving, persevering through illness, finding faith, the importance of all forms of family, and fighting against American consumerism! 

Author Angel Williams asserts “I also owe my dumpster-diving success to the Israel of God,” the church her family belongs to, but it’s more than a religious belief that guides her actions. She is committed to sharing wealth with others by donating useful items, living a more sustainable life, and inspiring others to join her in this journey. 

Williams and her family live in Chicago, and as a fellow Midwesterner, I relate to their frugality. Even though this area of the country is quite affordable, I know a lot of people here who are always on the lookout for a good deal, and Finding Your Treasure provides some great tips for finding value in unlikely places (dumpsters) and recognizing value in yourself! It's a heartwarming story, part memoir and part guidebook with great tips and resources for novice dumpster divers and eBay sellers as well as those interested in becoming more connected to their families and communities.

About The Author

Gabriella Cisneros is usually ‘Gabbi.’ She is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee, with degrees in Film and Spanish, and she’s a new addition to Porchlight Books. It’s kind of a dream job for someone who has a 55 page, indexed document of interesting words she’s found in books. Gabbi regularly makes time for taking photos, traveling, attending concerts, trying new restaurants, listening to the podcast "Ologies," blogging, filmmaking, fitness, and—of course—reading.

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