A Simpler Life: A Guide to Greater Serenity, Ease, and Clarity (Hardcover)

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A Simpler Life: A Guide to Greater Serenity, Ease, and Clarity (Hardcover)

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This book explores ideas around minimalism, simplicity and how to live comfortably with less.



We live in a complicated, frenzied, and noisy world, filled with too much information, too many products, ideas, and opinions. As a result, many of us long for simplicity: a pared down, more peaceful, and less cluttered life.


This book is a guide to the simpler lives we crave and deserve. In it, we learn about Zen Buddhism, modernist architecture, monasteries, psychoanalysis, and why three good friends and a few treasured belongings are enough.


Taking a psychological approach, the book also guides us toward inner simplicity. For too long we've been drowning in excess, clutter, and confusion. A Simpler Life helps us tune out the static and focus on what really matters.


  • DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE practical ways to get rid of physical and psychological clutter.
  • HOW TO BE DIRECT advice on adopting a simpler, more straight-forward mindset.
  • THE APPEAL OF MINIMALISM looks at why more of us are drawn to a pared down existence.
  • HOW TO SIMPLIFY everything from relationships, social life, lifestyle, and work.


The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment. The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions. The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 239,000 Instagram followers and 163,000 Twitter followers. The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.
Product Details ISBN: 9781912891689
ISBN-10: 1912891689
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English