John Robbins was heir to the vast Baskin Robbins ice cream fortune and walked away from it in favor of making his own way in the world. Moving to a small island home with his wife and their son, Robbins lived happily for a decade on less than $500 a year, redefined what wealth and happiness meant to him, and became a leading spokesperson for personal and planetary health. Many in the media called him the "rebel without a cone" and the "Prophet of Non-profit." Robbins' books sold millions, and he earned monetary wealth doing what he believed in.Get the book here at Amazon and let me know what you think. I'm going to order mine tonight.
Then on December 11, 2009, he awoke to the news that most of his hard-earned life savings had been lost to the Madoff scam.
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. But having already gone through many of the shocks and adjustments that so many people must now navigate-and come out even more grounded-Robbins realizes that there is a potential upside to our collective financial downturn: a world in which our necessarily curtailed consumerism can lead to a healthier planet, and legions of more deeply satisfied people living on it.
Monday, May 31, 2010
From the guy who brought us one of the most important books of our time, in my humble opinion, "Diet For A New America" and "The FOOD REVOLUTION", some one who i've respected since 1987, here's "The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less"