The New Good Life
Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less
Publication Date: June 2010
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In recent years, millions have watched their American Dreams go up in smoke. The international financial collapse, inflation, massive layoffs, and burgeoning consumer debt have left people in dire financial straits including John Robbins, a crusader for planet-friendly food and lifestyle choices, who lost his entire savings in an investment scam. But Robbins soon realized that there was an upside to our collective financial downturn: Curtailed consumerism could lead us to reassess our lives and values.
"The New Good Life" provides a philosophical and prescriptive path from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption. Where the old view of success was measured by cash, stocks, and various luxuries, the new view will be guided by financial restraint and a new awareness of what truly matters. A passionate manifesto on finding meaning beyond money and status, this book delivers a sound blueprint for living well on less. Discover how to:
create your own definition of success based on your deepest beliefs and life experience
alleviate depression, lower blood pressure, and stay fit with inexpensive alternatives to high-cost medications
develop a diet that promotes better health and saves you money
plan for, and protect yourself from, future economic catastrophes
cut down on your housing and transportation costs
live frugally without deprivation
follow in the footsteps of real people who have effectively forged new financial identities
"The New Good Life" provides much-needed hope and comfort in a time of fear and uncertainty. Here is everything you need to develop high-joy, low-cost solutions to life's challenges. Practical and timely, this book equips you with the skills needed not only to survive but to thrive in these challenging times.
Paul Boehmer graduated with a master's degree and was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. He has worked on Broadway and extensively in regional theater, and has been cast in various roles in many episodes of "Star Trek". Paul's love of literature and learning led him by nature to his work as a narrator for audiobooks, his latest endeavour.
"There is today a profound hunger for precisely the information, the advice, and the perspectives in The New Good Life." ---Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life