A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated (Paperback)
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A Year of Living Simply: The joys of a life less complicated (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/06/2021
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From the author of Thinking on My Feet, A Year of Living Simply is a heartfelt, hopeful and inspiring meditation on the benefits of stepping back and reprioritising in order to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.

If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple. Having stuff - The Latest, The Newest, The Best Yet - is all too often peddled as the sure fire route to happiness. So why then, in our consumer-driven society, is depression, stress and anxiety ever more common, affecting every strata of society and every age, even, worryingly, the very young?

Why is it, when we have so much, that many of us still feel we are missing something and the rush of pleasure when we buy something new turns so quickly into a feeling of emptiness, or purposelessness, or guilt?

So what is the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness? Could it be that our lives have just become overly crowded, that we've lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? That make us happy. Do we need to take a step back, reprioritise? Do we need to make our lives more simple?

Kate Humble's fresh and frank exploration of a stripped-back approach to life is uplifting, engaging and inspiring - and will help us all find balance and happiness every day.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781783253432
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Simply wonderful.' - Ben Fogle

'Kate's book has the warmth and calming effect of a log fire and a glass of wine. Unknit your brow and let go. It's a treat.' - Gareth Malone

'Kate Humble pours her enviable knowledge into attainable goals. It's a winning combination and the prize - a life in balance with nature - is definitely worth claiming.' - Lucy Siegle

'As ever, where Kate leads, I follow. She has made me reassess and reset.' - Dan Snow

'Kate Humble's new book is a lesson in moving on from a tragedy and finding our place in the world' - Woman & Home

'A Year of Living Simply is timely, given that the pandemic has forced most of us, in some way to simplify our lives, whether we planned to or not. Kate wrote it before any of us were aware of the upcoming crisis, but it captures the current moment perfectly... It's not necessarily a "how to" book, more of a "why not try?" approach.' - Mail on Sunday

Kate Humble - Dorchester Literary Festival

Kate Humble - Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorford Centre, 2 Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Friday 15th October 14:00

In A Year of Living Simply, Kate Humble explores the route to real, deep, long lasting happiness and asks whether our lives have just become overly crowded and that we’ve lost sight of the things - the simple things - that give a sense of achievement, a feeling of joy or excitement? Her book questions whether we need to take a step back, reprioritise and just make our lives more simple. If there is one thing that most of us aspire to, it is, simply, to be happy. And yet attaining happiness has become, it appears, anything but simple.

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Live Many Lives

“Kate Humble shares some stories of hope to help us to begin our own journeys of experimentation.”

Recently I got very into Kate Humble’s television series Twice the Life for Half the Price. The premise is that families living in urban environments seek out a life in the country that delivers less of the stress of... More

Hardback edition
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“Good for newbies, but doesn't add much to what has already been written”

Kate Humble is an enthusiastic and engaging writer and obviously very concerned about the environment and climate change, and I agree with her on this front. However, I feel that the title 'A Year of Living... More

Hardback edition
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“A big warm hug of a book”

This book is like a big, warm hug - it manages to put across some of the vital themes we should all be addressing to ensure a future for our planet, but extols the joy to be found in living more simply and cutting... More

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