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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

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Pros: Well written and interesting

Cons: Kinda hard to believe

I really enjoyed reading this book.  My local library had a copy.  I found that the writing style was very reader friendly and not stuffy.  It felt like I was reading a work of fiction. 

I loved the idea of what he and his wife did and almost wished to give it a try.  He has several "Ah Ha" moments in the book that really made you look at the way we are living.

I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to look at what it would take to truly turn off.

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology
Description:

What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid," and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so primitive in its technology that even the Amish consider it antiquated. Better Off is the story of their real-life experiment to see whether our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier -- or whether life would be preferable without them. This smart, funny, and enlightening book mingles scientific analysis with the human story to demonstrate how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Release Date2005-08-02
EAN9780060570057
LabelHarper Perennial
List Price$13.95
ManufacturerHarper Perennial
PublisherHarper Perennial
StudioHarper Perennial
Number Of Items1
LanguagesEnglish
ISBN0060570059
AuthorEric Brende
Number Of Pages272
Publication Date2005-08-01
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