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Publisher's Summary

How do you define the good life? For many, success is measured not by health and happiness but by financial wealth. But such a worldview overlooks the important things in life: personal contentment, family time, spirituality, and the health of the planet and those living on it. A preoccupation with money and possessions is not only unhealthy, it can also drain the true joy from life.
In recent years, millions have watched their American Dreams go up in smoke. The international financial collapse, inflation, massive layoffs, and burgeoning consumer debt have left people in dire financial straits - including John Robbins, a crusader for planet-friendly food and lifestyle choices, who lost his entire savings in an investment scam. But Robbins soon realized that there was an upside to our collective financial downturn: Curtailed consumerism could lead us to reassess our lives and values.
The New Good Life provides a philosophical and prescriptive path from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption. Where the old view of success was measured by cash, stocks, and various luxuries, the new view will be guided by financial restraint and a new awareness of what truly matters. A passionate manifesto on finding meaning beyond money and status, this book delivers a sound blueprint for living well on less.
Discover how to:

Create your own definition of success based on your deepest beliefs and life experience
Alleviate depression, lower blood pressure, and stay fit with inexpensive alternatives to high-cost medications
Develop a diet that promotes better health - and saves you money
Plan for, and protect yourself from, future economic catastrophes
Cut down on your housing and transportation costs
Live frugally without deprivation
Follow in the footsteps of real people who have effectively forged new financial identities
The New Good Life provides much-needed hope and comfort in a time of fear and uncertainty.
©2010 John Robbins (P)2010 Tantor
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"There is today a profound hunger for precisely the information, the advice, and the perspectives in The New Good Life." (Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tracy on 05-11-11

A must for everyone!

John Robbins bares his life to us in this book and shares his life experiences, lessons, triumphs and tragedies while he shares wisdom on how to live a truly good life in our modern times. He is humble and shares so much of himself which makes you feel like you know him. I am loving every moment of this audiobook. The sign of the times... gas prices, bankruptcy, foreclosures. We need to take time to be intelligent with our money, and evaluate whether our lives are really fulfilled. I recommend this book to the world, especially those who will embrace their lives being closer connected to the earth, and who want a real intimacy with family, nature and want to give more instead of take.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathleen Margis on 06-26-10

Should be taught in schools today

LOVE this book alot of good ideas on how not too get caught up in stuff that will not buy happiness and the real cost of credit cards and raising children how the best health care is in what we feed our bodys.

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