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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Andy mirrors the lushness of the countryside with his own rich prose"

In a wonderful new interview and review, author Susan Audrey profiles A Different Kind of Luxury.  Here's the link for the full review, but check out this nice quote I pulled out here:

In the book, Andy mirrors the lushness of the mountainous countryside with his own rich prose and reflects the Zen-like simplicity of his subjects’ lives in minimalistic photographs of the surrounding nature, their humble homesteads, lovingly tended farms and fields, finely crafted artwork as well as poignant shots capturing the inner essence of the 11 men and women profiled.
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