Book Giveaway - Living Outside the Box

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Living Outside the Box
Author: Barbara Brock
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press

Book Description

Why is it that now, when Americans have more leisure time than ever before, we feel we have less and less? Could the increasingly large role of television in our lives be part of the reason? Leisure expert Barbara Brock set out to answer these questions, based on a landmark survey of 1200 TV-free families from across the country. The results of this study, and Ms. Brock’s conclusions as to what we should do to reclaim our time, ground this timely and illuminating book.

About the Author

Barbara Brock taught leisure studies at Graceland University and Indiana University and is now a professor of recreation management at Eastern Washington University. She is widely known for her innovative research on television-free lifestyles. She lives with her family in Spokane, Washington.

What an interesting concept. Each April, National TV-Turnoff Week comes around, and this year it’s April 21 - 27. Frankly, I don't watch much TV but the thought of unplugging is still somewhat shocking. But it sounds like a good thing to try. To win a copy,

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