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Wabi Sabi

Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life
Narrated by: Beth Kempton
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.  

Wabi sabi (wah-bi sah-bi) is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. 

With roots in Zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.  

Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything and concentrate on what really matters.  

From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, Wabi Sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.  

This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life and finding happiness right where you are.

©2019 Beth Kempton (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"A truly transformative read." (Sunday Times)

"More than ever, we need books like this." (Jessica Seaton, Cofounder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast

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  • C Byard
  • 07-06-19

Poor narration

I was unable to finish this book due to the highly irritating croaky voice of the narrator (who is also the author). She should have used a professional to read the book. Shame, as I find the subject interesting.

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  • Amy Ruth
  • 07-03-19

Such a beautiful , helpful book

Thank you Beth for making the audiobook version if Wabi Sabi . I have just finished my first listen and I’m now on my second. I plan to answer the questions at the end of each chapter. The book contains clear and simple instructions for living a wonderful life but in no way does it make you feel not good enough or does it put you under pressure . Self help at it’s best .