A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction
"The author of the blog "ZenHabits" explains how living simply can make us more focused, productive, and happy. His advice for writers and other creative people is accessible and concise: Unclutter the work environment, balance work with quiet relaxation, and learn ways to minimize mindless consumption and distractions like Facebook, Twitter, and email. Fred Stella's warmth and deftly moderated enthusiasm make it easy for listeners to consider this timely message. The businesslike tone of his voice seems at odds with the book's new age vibe, but his voice has a can-do energy that works well when delivering the author's practical strategies. With sensitivity to how hard it is to change ingrained habits, Babauta tells listeners that simplifying their lives can release more of their creative potential. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"