Conversation Earth:#117 A Not So Big Life 
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Conversation Earth  #117 A Not So Big Life  Sarah Susanka 
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Citizen-Powered Media  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Architect Sarah Susanka observed that houses in the U.S. were getting larger " but some rooms were seldom occupied, and often not even furnished. She found clients frequently did not get the immense satisfaction they expected from living in their dream house. How this relates to the way we inhabit our lives, and even the planet, is the subject of this conversation.

Sarah Susanka s observations of Americans dissatisfaction with their starter castles sparked her to write Not so Big House, about how making a house bigger doesn t necessarily make it better. The book was a major success, leading to appearances on major network morning shows and Oprah. More observation and reflection led Sarah to pen, several years later, The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters. It was a landmark book, important for its perspective on quality vs. quantity, and its encouragement to reflect on what we want more of.

We re sharing, for the first time, this 2007 interview, interwoven with a lively presentation Sarah made at the University of Denver. 
Sarah Susanka 
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Please let us know you're running this. Excerpt with our permission only. Thank you.  Host/Co-Producer: Dave Gardner
Co-Producer: Lynsey Jones 
Environment | Philosophy | Mental Health | Alternative Lifestyles | Consumerism | Work  
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View Script    09-06-2016  English 
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