If you’ve ever felt that FOMO feeling, The Joy of Missing Out could be the book for you. Written by Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann, it’s a celebration of living life in moderation and shares the joy of occasionally missing out on the constant temptations of consumer society. And the great news is that I’ve got two extra copies of the book to give away to two lucky winners so read on to enter my competition..!
I launch myself into reading with earnest at the start of every year. I guess it’s the dark evenings and wanting to snuggle up indoors that makes it so appealing, as well as the self-help ‘new year new you’ nature of the books I’ve been reviewing. Last month it was Eileen Howard’s Passion in the Bones and this month I’m reading The Joy of Missing Out by Svend Brinkmann.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a review copy of the book before it’s published on the 8th February 2019 and I’ve been devouring it ever since. I’m pleased to say that it’s not a long book, so you don’t get half-way through and feel too exhausted to go on. That said, every page is packed full of information and inspiration so it’s certainly not too lightweight to be a meaningful read.
Actually, this book reminds me of the kind of in-depth reading I did when I was studying at university and I really enjoy being challenged to think while I read. There have been a few moments when I’ve had to put the book down to really ponder over the paragraph I’d just read, and I’ve even been tempted to take notes. Last night, I quoted a thoroughly thought-provoking sentence to my husband and it sparked a half-hour chat on the topic.
But it’s not all theory and no action. Sure, the introduction is about society as a whole but the remaining chapters focus on guidance for the individual, including pursuing the good, the value of moderation and the joy of missing out. It’s not all theory; there’s practical advice on making changes to your lifestyle – but only once you’ve read the reasoning and are sure you want to do so.
If you’re interested in having more time, saving money and enjoying what you already have, The Joy of Missing Out could be an interesting read for you too. And I’m delighted to be able to give away two extra copies of the book to two of my lovely readers. There are plenty of ways to enter the prize draw via the rafflecopter below and two winners will be chosen at random when the competition ends. Good luck – let’s hope you don’t miss out on THIS, haha!
Giveaway open to UK residents only and you must be over the age of 18 to enter. The winners must provide a delivery address to receive their prize. The competition runs from 6th – 25th February 2019
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