I’m pleased to recommend Houston Futures graduate Jim Lee’s new book Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life. Jim provides us with a highly engaging and readable account that points out some very serious issues looming ahead. His persistent focus on solutions, with lots of examples and stories of the positive changes already taking place, gives us hope that we’ll be up to the challenge. This is a great book for those who want to understand the challenges ahead and get a sense of what we as a society and they as individuals can do about them.
Part One lays out the challenges, with appropriately titled chapters, “Gloom,” “Doom,” and “Toward a New Culture.” Part lays out the solutions, with “Make Me a Revolution,” Homesteading,” “Community,” “Sharing More, Shopping Less,” “Radical Economics,” “Working It,” “Post-Nuclear Family,” “Retooling,” “Eldering,” and “A Path to Fulfillment.”
Readers of ConsumerShift should find Jim’s work of interest as he applies ideas of how changing values might show up in everyday life by sharing stories at the leading edge of change today.
His knack for storytelling makes this a difficult book to put down. Enjoy! Andy Hines