The Not So Big Life

Making Room for What Really Matters
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2007 Susanka Studios, Inc. (P)2007 Books on Tape

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A lot of fluff

Sarah is a very expressive writer with lots of colorful word choices. Too philosophical for me. Not at that level yet. I would say her practical application is the same as any other self help writer just more wordy and airy.

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A wakeup call

We are waiting for someday, when life is here now. That's the timely message in this book. Excellent delivery as well. Highly recommend! I will listen to it again!

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Some good advice.....also things to think about....BUT

Not ever having heard of Rumy, by the references in the book, & the single name, I assumed he's an ancient philosopher...
NOT!
Google turned up a minuscule amount of info....

I MUST HAVE MISSED SOMETHING!
Or looked up the wrong RUMY!

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