Beth Kempton’s Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life has taken the world by storm since it’s initial publication by Piatkus in August 2018. With the latest deal with Ucila in Slovenia, Wabi Sabi has been sold in an impressive 26 territories to date including Corbaccio in Italy, Hachette Livre in France and Bastei Luebbe in Germany. We are thrilled to see this inspirational guide being embraced by so many!
A whole new way of looking at the world – and your life – inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.
Wabi sabi (“wah-bi sah-bi”) is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. With roots in zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life’s challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.
Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.
From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, wabi sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.
This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life, and finding happiness right where you are.
Beth Kempton is a mother, writer and entrepreneur committed to helping women achieve their full potential. She has worked with UN agencies, global brands, charities and individuals all across the world and has an MA in Japanese. Her company, Do What You Love, helps people find personal, professional and financial freedom.
Beth’s next book Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A Little Book of Festive Joy, a guide to a new kind of holiday season focused on slowing down, staying calm and connecting with others, will be published by Piatkus in October 2019.