Part memoir, part travelogue and part journalistic investigation, Lean Out explores the hazards of the 24/7 work world--and the radical communities around the globe that are resisting it.
TARA HENLEY is a books columnist for The Toronto Star. Her work has appeared on CBC radio and television, in the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Walrus, and the Globe and Mail, as well as dozens of other publications. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
"Lean Out rang so true for me, and gave me the permission I
needed to say no to two assignments that normally I would just say
yes to--because I'm terrified of missing a single opportunity, of
appearing ungrateful, and falling behind. Adrenaline can play a
role in keeping us alive, but it's no way to live. Beautifully
written, brimming with insight and reassurance--I'm so grateful for
-Olivia Sudjic, author of Exposure
"Provocative and convincing." -- Winnipeg Free Press