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The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters

by Sarah Susanka

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Have you ever found yourself asking, "Is this all there is to life?" Or wondering if this bigger life you have created is actually a better life? And do you wonder how it all got so out of control? In her groundbreaking best-seller The Not So Big House, architect Sarah Susanka showed us a new way to inhabit our houses by creating homes that were better, not bigger. Now, in The Not So Big Life, Susanka takes her revolutionary philosophy to another dimension by showing us a new way to inhabit our lives. For many of us, our schedules are chaotic and overcommitted. Here, Susanka shows us that it is possible to take our finger off the fast-forward button. She reveals that form and function serve not only architectural aims but life goals as well. We quickly discover that we have all the space and time we need for the things in our lives that really matter. But perhaps the greatest reward is the discovery that small changes can yield enormous results. In her elegant, clear style, Susanka convinces us that less truly is more: much more.

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Sarah clearly states the basic issue of our culture: the more the better, the bigger the any cost. Sarah describes, without any psycho-babble, what the primary issues are and how to go about making the adjustments needed to break ourselves out of our "McLives", as she calls it. Her recommendations for small changes in various areas of our lives can create the space/time we need to live the life we really want to live. Not the one crammed full of stuff and activities thinking this lifestyle will somehow bring the quality and happiness we are all looking for.

Sarah Susanka, The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
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  • Narrator: Sarah Susanka
  • Published: 2007

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