Timely & Insightful Non-Fiction from Debut Author Sue Schell
A SIMPLICITY REVOLUTION: FINDING HAPPINESS IN THE NEW REALITY
EVANSTON, IL (Immediate Release) A SIMPLICITY REVOLUTION: FINDING HAPPINESS IN THE NEW REALITY written by Sue Schell is a poignant and revealing account of America’s Boom and Bust decade and the "Corporatocracy"
Social Anthropology Professor Dr. Robert Launay, of Northwestern University, penned the forward to the book. He writes, “The challenges we are facing are new, and so the solutions and the values that we forge to meet them must also be new, however much we can still take inspiration from the past. We must, in order to confront our national malaise, identify its roots. Here, Sue Schell has hit the nail on the head.”
Schell says, “Few of us expected the economic slowdown would be more than a pause. No doubt some of our recent pain resulted from American’s desiring to “supersize everything” in their lives, which caused a personal debt implosion when millions of people lost their jobs, and some ultimately their homes. Our country began living in a heightened state of anxiety over the possibility that America’s best days could be behind us. Was the American Dream now in jeopardy?"
A Simplicity Revolution: Finding Happiness in the New Reality is an easy to read, honest, humorous and thought provoking look at the emotions, pain, and lessons learned during this time of transformation in business as well as our personal lives. The book is divided into easy to read chapters chock full of practical advice to assist readers in personal lifestyle changes whether by design or necessity.
In this book, Schell writes in an irony-rich manner explaining that many people across the country were searching for simpler ways of life, whether out of need, or out of disgust and exhaustion. We began recognizing the cultures of Super-Size everything and over-consumption, were not sustainable ways to live. People began to feel over burdened by all of their "stuff," and in some cases they were beginning to resent what they had become prisoners to debt.
In her book, Schell explains living a simple life is not about frugality. It's about living an authentic life that allows you to live the life that you dream of living. Schell explains that psychologists describe that during the up economy people may have had more financial means but were often missing out on their life. People need time for self-reflection. They also need a life that is rooted not just in the "stuff" they own, but in the relationships they have with family and friends. Just perhaps, a simpler lifestyle will prove to be the silver limning found in The Great Recession.
“America's real challenge for the future,” Schell explains, will come in confronting its political polarization and dysfunction head-on,”. “When I started this book, it was my aim to avoid showing my politics. However, the more research I saw, I realized that it would be impossible to avoid. The middle class in our nation was fading away fast. It is my personal belief that if we don’t begin to correct this, it could result in open class warfare as opposed to the closet class warfare we are currently watching transpiring in Congress these last few years,” she added.
Dr. Ashish Sen, of Chicago, Illinois, who in 1998 was named the Director of the U.S. Urban Transportation by President Clinton and has co-authored two books, upon reading A Simplicity Revolution: Finding Happiness in the New Reality had this to say:
"Good essays or books hold one's interest. Better ones get one to nod ones head in agreement or itch to debate the author. Even better ones get one to do both. This book belongs to the later category."
Schell’s book is available as a paperback on Amazon.com or is available as an eBook on Kindle or the Nook. It is also available at most independent bookstore sites, also.
For more information about the book or to schedule Sue Schell as a speaker for your event, please contact: Barbara Carlson, Publicist 847 732 1147 or email at Barbcarlson011@