American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of a Norwegian novel that has been lauded for its universal relevance. It is the story of a man who has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on a fateful childhood summer.
- Erik Hoftun chairman of a Norwegian video game company.
- Jeffry Frank author of four novels and co-author of a translation of “The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen” from Danish to English. previously a senior editor at The New Yorker and deputy editor of the Outlook section at the Washington Post.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
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