Lean Out

Author:   Tara Henley
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
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9780525610915


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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In Lean Out- A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life, current affairs journalist Tara Henley sets out to discover alternatives to the always-on work culture of North America. For the last decade, our culture has been conditioned to draw inspiration from the elite few who thrive in high-pressure environments, those who, from the desk to the home, perpetually lean in. But From early retirement enthusiasts in urban British Columbia to moneyless men in rural Ireland, Henley uncovers a parallel track, in which everyday citizens are quietly dropping out of the mainstream and reclaiming their lives from overwork in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways. In 2016 Henley was at the top of her game, working at the heart of Canadian media. After almost two decades in the business, she had traveled the world, from Soweto to Bangkok to Borneo to Brooklyn, interviewing authors and community leaders, rappers and philanthropists, politicians and Hollywood celebrities. She had experienced the thrill of sitting down with Beyonce. And of arguing with Kanye West. But when she started getting chest pains at her desk in the newsroom, none of that seemed to matter. As she began searching for a path to healing her body and mind, Henley came to a surprising realization- For the last decade, our culture has been conditioned to draw inspiration from the elite few who thrive in high-pressure environments; those who, from the desk to the home, can afford to--financially, personally--perpetually lean in. If we wanted innovative solutions to the epidemic of burnout and stress-related illness, it was time to talk to those who'd been forced to go in a different direction- the outliers, the creatives, the rebels, and the eccentrics. Throughout her fascinating journey, Henley explores the underlying causes of these disparate movements--a rejection of consumerism, a growing appetite for social contribution and a quest for meaningful, face-to-face contact in this era of extreme isolation and loneliness--and shares hope and inspiration for anyone who has suffered from overwork.

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Author:   Tara Henley
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House USA
Weight:   0.567kg
ISBN:  

9780525610915


ISBN 10:   052561091
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Lean Out rang so true for me, and gave me the permission I needed to say no to two assignments that normally I would just say yes to--because I'm terrified of missing a single opportunity, of appearing ungrateful, and falling behind. Adrenaline can play a role in keeping us alive, but it's no way to live. Beautifully written, brimming with insight and reassurance--I'm so grateful for this book. -Olivia Sudjic, author of Exposure


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TARA HENLEY is a books columnist for The Toronto Star. Her work has appeared on CBC radio and television, in the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Walrus, and the Globe and Mail, as well as dozens of other publications. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

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