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Author: Wallman, James
ISBN: 9780241971543
Publisher: Penguin (General UK)
Year First Published: 2015
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 22mm
Format: Paperback / softback

We have more stuff than we could ever need - clothes we don't wear, kit we don't use and toys we don't play with. But having everything we thought we wanted isn't making us happier. It's bad for the planet. It's cluttering our our homes. It's making us feel 'stuffocated' and stressed - and it might even be killing us. In this groundbreaking book, the trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption, from the telecoms exec who's sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who have moved into a remote mountain cabin. Wallman's solution to our clutter crisis is less extreme, but equally fundamental. We have to transform what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences such as holidays and time with friends. With intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change. It has inspired those who have read it to be happier and healthier, and to live more, with less. 'This book will definitely change your life and could change the world.' Chris Evans 'Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics - but with a huge idea at its heart.' The Sunday Times

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