John Robbins was born into wealth and, as an heir of the Baskin-Robbins fortune, could have stayed there. He walked away, though, and focused on a planet-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.
The money he did have was lost to Bernie Madoff’s antics. But Robbins, already an author, focused his writer’s eye on a potential silver lining: “Curtailed consumerism could lead us to reassess our lives and values.”
The result was “The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less,” which I’m giving away this week.
“This book is about your relationship to money. It’s about finding a new freedom, a new truth and a new joy in your relationship to it,” Robbins writes.
“It is a guide to developing a relationship to money that is sane and wise, that enables you to thrive, and that connects you to your powers of renewal and creativity.”
Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life,” has this to say about the book:
“John Robbins has lived the gamut — from riches to chosen ‘rags’ to riches to unchosen ‘rags’ — a journey that makes him an authority on every choice, every blessing and every curse of the money journey we are all taking. He brings so many unique talents and perspectives to this conversation that ‘The New Good Life’ is sure to be a best-loved resources.”
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The deadline is 9 p.m. PST Monday, Feb. 27. If I do not hear back from the winner by Wednesday night, I will choose another name.