by: John Lane

This book is about simplicity - not destitution, not parsimoniousness, not self-denial - but the restoration of real wealth in the midst of an affluence in which we are starving the spirit. It's not about withdrawing to some remote smallholding, but about the advantages of living a less cluttered, less stressful life, in which we have less but enjoy more, enjoying time to do the work we love, to spend with our families, to pursue creative projects, to eat well or, simply, just to be. And why should we embrace such a life? Because, as John Lane shows, the environmental results of our present runaway consumerism will, sooner or later, make a more frugal lifestyle not only desirable, but imperative.
108pp, 156mm x 235mm, Paperback, 2001