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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sierra Club Recommends A Different Kind of Luxury! and Second Printing

In a review of recent "Green Living" books, the Sierra Club  said:

Couturier introduces this book with a bold statement: "I have always thought it was possible to live a great life." The 11 profiles that follow tell the stories of Japanese artists, farmers, and environmentalists whose unique lives embody ... sustainable abundance.

Koichi Yamashita (ch 9) with his water-powered rice hulling mill
Also!  My publisher, Stone Bridge Press has informed me that we have nearly sold out the first printing and we will be moving to a second printing next month, less than a year since the book first came out.

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