Stuffocation by James Wallman

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Read Stuffocation Online Free - In this brilliant and original book, James Wallman explains and analyses why Stuffocation is the most pressing problem of our time – and then goes in search of its solution. On the way, he goes down the halls of the Elysée Palace with Nicolas Sarkozy, up in a helicopter above Barbra Streisand's house on the California coast, and into the world of the original Mad Men.

Through fascinating characters and brilliantly told stories, Wallman introduces the innovators whose lifestyles provide clues to how we will all be living tomorrow, and he makes some of the world's most counterintuitive, radical, and worldchanging ideas feel inspiring – and possible for us all.

Title : Stuffocation
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ISBN : 1909979007
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 pages


Jim rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 16, 2015

Hmm. Good effort. This is a nice synthesis of some current trends and a stab at predicting the future. My only big complaint is that this is predominantly a white, middle class, First World, affluent, future. Like another similar thesis I read in the book "Happy Money" I found myself grinding my...

Tre rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2014

As a 30-something New Yorker, I’ve been experiencing a shift in my attitude toward consumption these past few years. A sustained delight in returning the cable box to Time Warner; in preferring e-books that do not take up space; resoling a pair of boots instead of buying a new pair; in saving for...

Jenny rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 24, 2014

uuummmm.....I would have liked to give this book more stars. The premise is great, the title very clever, and the amount of work that has gone into it staggering. However, reading it is like pulling yourself through a vat of peanut butter, it just drags on and on and never really seems to get to...

David rated it ★★★★☆

February 22, 2014

Trained to cope with scarcity, we have struggled with abundance. James Wallman In 1991, the average American bought 34 items of clothing each year. By 2007, they were buying 67 items every year. It means Americans buy a new piece of clothing every four to five days. James Wallman Minimalism is not...

Kathy rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2014

I would give this book at least 4 stars just for coming up with a most excellent word to describe the condition I and obviously many others feel so acutely: "stuffocation". It perfectly captures the sense that all the stuff we are accumulating is sucking the air from the room and the energy from...

Hrishi rated it ★★★☆☆

August 19, 2017

I read this book because I'd loved James Wallmans TED talk on the subject. I liked the central premise of this book: that materialism/ having too much stuff in our lives is a problem. I enjoyed the various anecdotes about people's ways of dealing with the 'Stuffocation'. I even enjoyed the scatte...

Tara rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 07, 2014

although the first half of the book was quite compelling, Wallman is either oblivious to or is unconcerned with the lives of the majority of the population....seems he works from the assumption that everyone is upper middle class. His treatment of religion was dismissive and deeply flawed. The bo...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2014

Late last year a friend at work suggested we start a minimalist game, in which we get rid of one thing on the first of the month, 2 things on the second, and so on. We did this for two months and then it was Christmas time so we took a break. If properly carried out, we each decluttered 496 items...

Am rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 16, 2015

This book in a nutshell tells you to stop craving material things and instead crave "experiences" (e.g. going on a holiday, boating, trekking, engaging in a hobby, etc). As the book progresses, the author examines alternative lifestyles to the "materialist" one, like for instance minimalism, self-...

Janis rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 30, 2015

I read an ARC of this book via Netgalley for an open and honest review. As I’m currently going through a phase in my life where we want to declutter and enjoy life more than possessions, I felt this a great book to read. And, to be honest, big parts of it were rather interesting in the things they...

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