The sharing economy is all the rage these days. Sharing companies like Airbnb, Uber and Task Rabbit are regularly in the press and the number of sharing startups seems to grow each day.
Beth Buczynski's Sharing is Good: How to save money, time and resources through collaborative consumption nicely fills this void.
"Sharing is Good" explains that although we don't share as much today as in the past, sharing has long been a key component of human society.
The book also makes a strong case why we should share more - think sustainability and money savings - and provides the information needed to get started in the sharing economy.
My favorite part of the book is chapter 6, What to Share. It has about 80 pages (almost half the book!) of examples of items to share and companies that provide related sharing services.
For anyone trying to figure out what to share, this chapter alone is more than worth the cost of the book (which is a modest $9.99 for the Kindle version and $13.45 for the hard copy).
Sharing is Good is an excellent field guide to the sharing economy and will appeal most to those just starting out. But even experienced sharers will find nuggets of new and useful information.