Author(s): Wallman, James
We're all stuffocated. We have more stuff than we could ever need - clothes we don't wear, kit we don't use, toys we don't play with.
But having everything isn't making us happier. It's bad for the planet. It's cluttering up our homes. It's making us stressed - and it might even be killing us.
In this groundbreaking book, 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 stuffocation crisis is less extreme, but equally fundamental. We have to transform what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more onexperiences. Rather than a new watch, or another pair of socks or shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays, festivals and time with friends.
Stuffocation is a manifesto for a vital change in how we live. It's the one important book you won't be able to live without.
About the author:
James Wallman is a journalist, trend forecaster, speaker, and author. He has written for GQ, the New York Times, the FT, and advised clients such as Absolut, BMW and Nike. James wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine and was editor of The Future Laboratory's forecasting publication. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 20170403
Publisher: Penguin UK
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 196 mm128 mm27 mm
Weight: 258 gr