Reviews

  • Experientialism, as Wallman calls it, will define our future just as materialism has shaped our present

    Observer
  • Fascinating, inspiring, and great fun to read

    Sunday Times
  • Particularly timely ... [Wallman] is spot on

    Daily Mail
  • Persuasive... clever

    Financial Times
  • With a sociologist's eye and a storyteller's ear, James Wallman takes us on a tour... he identifies the rise of a new value system among those who are consciously replacing materialism with what he rightly calls experientialism. Spot on

    B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, authors, The Experience Economy
  • Amazing, brilliant, incredible ... It's going to change my life. Buy this book and give 10 others away

    Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
  • James Wallman has engagingly woven a mix of true-life stories to demonstrate why our materialistic society no longer makes us happy and what we can do about it. This is written with warmth and wit. The surprise is that Wallman's glimpses of the future also illuminate, with rare insight, the difficult process of culture change

    Caroline van den Brul MBE, author, Crackle and Fizz
  • Mixes personal and social commentary with a sympathetic understanding of where excessive consumerism comes from, and also has really good recommendations on what to do about it. An original, provocative mixture

    Peter N Stearns, provost, George Mason University
  • An exhilarating ghost train ride through the madness of over-consumption, during which we are taunted by our own greed. Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel - and James Wallman takes us there

    Mark Tungate, author, Adland: A Global History of Advertising
  • It will definitely change your life and could change the world

    Chris Evans