Raised in the tumult of Japan’s industrial powerhouse, the 11 men and women profiled in A Different Kind of Luxury have all made the transition to sustainable, fulfilling lives. Based on Andy Couturier's popular articles in The Japan Times, this lushly designed volume has a wealth of stories about real people who have created an abundance of time for contemplation, connecting with the natural world, and contributing to their communities. In their success is a lesson for us all: live a life that matters. Read an excerpt of the book here or here. Read a review of the book here, here, or here.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Read an Excerpt of the book!

This is the excerpt that prompted Pico Iyer to contact me to offer to put his recommendation on the book.  It's an excerpt from Kyoto Journal, a beautiful magazine of Asian Culture.  You can read this piece, with a number of beautiful illustrations not available in the book, right here.

I'm very moved to share this piece with you as it is some of the very valuable work of Akira Ito, (chapter six), especially as I had given it to two young Indian environmental activists, who read it aloud to each other, and, listening to one of them, Laxmi, read it to the other, I was reminded how important and meaningful Ito-san's work is.

This is the link:

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