Allen & Unwin 2004
These short, highly accessible “takes” on modern living provide an excellent introduction to Stephanie Dowrick’s work – and ideal bedside reading. Stephanie Dowrick’s writing territory takes her from the profound to the everyday, but always with attention to the biggest question of all: ‘How should we live?’
In chapters short enough to enjoy in a single reading, Stephanie Dowrick offers her views on subjects as various as: how to worry less and praise more; what happiness is – and how to achieve it; ageing appreciatively; why and how to meditate; when and whether to marry; why doubt can be useful and how burnout can be avoided. She also speaks up persuasively for honesty, tolerance and peace in a world where those vital qualities can seem in short supply.