New Book! THE WONDERBOX by Roman Krznaric

My new book, THE WONDERBOX: CURIOUS HISTORIES OF HOW TO LIVE (Profile Books), will be in bookshops from December 22 –  just in time for a last-minute Christmas stocking filler.

It’s about what the last three thousand years of human history can tell us about better living, and explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money, creativity and empathy. What might we learn from the Ancient Greeks about the different varieties of love, from the industrial revolution about changing career, or from ancient Japanese pilgrims on the art of travel?

‘The Wonderbox is a cornucopia of delights. Completely fascinating, beautifully written and brimming with insights that challenge our entrenched and predictable ways of seeing and doing, it draws on an amazing range of stories from the history of human culture to explain how we can find true meaning in life. Every thinking home should have one!’ – Michael Wood, historian, broadcaster and author of The Story of England

Find out more about the book here. You can buy it from Amazon here.

The book is being launched with a series of five talks at The School of Life, Life Lessons from The Wonderbox, starting January 11 with ‘The Six Varieties of Love’.

Best wishes and happy reading!


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  1. Jackie
    Posted 18 January 2012 at 9.30am | Permalink

    Hi Roman – just read your artile Get Lost on BBC – and just wanted to share my experience of holidaying on ones doorstep as well as just your thread of stepping out. I discovered a fairly new group called Joburg Photowalkers in 2010. I have been passionate about photojournalism since my early 20’s and sadly was unable to fulfil this dream. With the Joburg Photowalkers I get to fulfil this – regularly we go into parts of Johannesburg with our cameras and it is like being on holiday in our own city. Im not the only one that says this. I connect with the folk on the streets we walk – I just love it. I far cry from my 9-5 desk. Best. Jackie

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