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“A manifesto for the only kind of future that promises sanity and the possibility of contentment. Bread and wine for the spirit.” —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly


Originally published in 1981 and hailed as the “bible” of the simplicity movement by The Wall Street Journal, Duane Elgin’s classic Voluntary Simplicity has been completely revised for our modern times. Elgin, who was honored in 2009 by The Ecologist, the U.K.’s leading environmental magazine, as one of ten important “visionaries,” offers a path “Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich.” Voluntary Simplicity has already changed the lives of thousands of people. This new edition will profoundly influence countless more with its powerful, timely message of balance, frugality, and ecological awareness.


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May 7th, 2014
Although the original book was written in 1981, it is a "must-read" for everyone looking for a simpler life. Mr. Elgin presents his material in a very believable and doable manner. His writing just rings true. I can hardly wait to get my hands on the updated copy!
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May 7th, 2014
Elgin was years ahead of the current simplicity movement, yet everything he says makes absolute sense to me.
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