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  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143568827
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto for Living the Slow Life




Popular TV and radio personality Wallace Chapman is on a mission. A mission to chill us all out.

Popular TV and radio personality Wallace Chapman is on a mission. A mission to chill us all out. He's thought a lot about the syndrome of modern life and thinks he has a few answers. Ranging over such subjects as careers, technology, health and well-being, food, sex and relationships, and employing a captivating mix of pop psychology, science, philosophy and humour, Chapman distils the many mixed messages we receive on a daily basis into a self-help book that's not actually a self-help book. For fans of Daniel Kahneman's bestselling Thinking, Fast and Slow, and anyone else feeling the ravages of time-poorness, Don't Just Do Something, Sit There is a profound yet populist take on considering life as we live it. A balanced life won't happen overnight and if it does, seek help. Because slow living takes time.

  • Published: 24 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143568827
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Wallace Chapman

Wallace Chapman is a television personality, columnist, blogger and radio broadcaster.

The co-host of cult 'pub politics' TV show Back Benches, he is also the host of 'Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman' on RadioLIVE. Previously, he was Creative Director for Radio One Dunedin and Auckland's bFM, and host on both the breakfast and drive slots on Kiwi FM.

He lives in Auckland.

Praise for Don't Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto for Living the Slow Life

'A fantastic book.'

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- Duncan Garner, RadioLIVE

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'Chapman's prose is witty, wise and engaging . . . It's a wonderful book and its timing feels prescient.'

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- Simon Sweetman, NZ Today

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