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Author Couturier, Andy, 1964- author.

Title The abundance of less : lessons in simple living from rural Japan / Andy Couturier.


Location Call No. Status
 Main Level Nonfiction  640.286 C872a    AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for Main Level New Nonfiction.
Edition Second Edition.
Description xx, 405 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary--yet exceptional--men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals' days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives."--Page 4 of cover.
Note Rev. ed. of: A different kind of luxury, 2010.
Subject Sustainable living -- Japan.
Japan -- Biography.
ISBN 9781623171322 : PAP 19.95
1623171326 : PAP 19.95

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