A Little Nostalgia For Freedom
A voyage through places and ideas, A Little Nostalgia for Freedom explores the desire to, on the one hand, put down roots, to conform and fit in, and on the other yearn for a freer, more adventurous life. The consequence of surrendering our freedom to the mortgage and the career is that we might end up living not quite the life we expected to live, haunted by a sense of possibility just at the edge of our experience.
As he takes us on a wry and idiosyncratic journey through London, Morocco, Hong Kong and the Sahara, encountering thought-provoking and odd characters along the road, Steve searches for ways that we can reconnect with our lost sense of freedom by adopting a more audacious way of being and, in doing so, open up new possibilities in our lives. The result: challenging and witty insights into the roots of our restlessness and ‘five rules of the road’ for a more adventurous and possibly more fulfilling life.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Matador (7 Feb. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 178088415X
- ISBN-13: 978-1780884158
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
Every now and again a book comes along that changes the way you see the world - clarifying what you have already felt, but never quite identified, at some intuitive level. This book is one of those. Read it, absorb it, and you will never be quite the same again. -- Jason Webster Sacred Sierra and 'Max Camara' detective novels Steve Bonham gives us permission to live the lives we yearn for. This book is a highly readable manifesto for contemplative action. Humble, wise, funny and steeped in reality, it is a generous act by a man who only wishes us a better, more audacious life. -- Cilian Fennel Storymaker and Communication Consultant For a psychologist, he seems amazingly sane. But not too sane to set off on whacky adventures. Steve shows how we all need to nurture our innate sense curiosity and see what lies round the next corner. -- Stephen Venables A timely book. In this age of doubt and crisis, Steve Bonham leads us towards a more reflective and rewarding way of looking at our lives, and gives us the tools to find genuine fulfillment. Laconic, funny and intensely human, I'd recommend it to anyone getting ready to set out on this journey. --Robert Twigger
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