With her groundbreaking book A Sideways Look at Time, British author Jay Griffiths challenges readers with her proposal that there's more to time than changing seasons and ticking clocks. "It is highly serious and yet playful; it is wise, wide ranging and radical. If this book were a political party, I'd join it," raved Body Shop CEO Anita Roddick of Griffiths's debut.
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"My first published work was a series of features on the anti-road building protests in Britain," Griffiths recalled to us in our interview. "Environmentalists began taking direct action, building whole villages of treehouses in the woods which were threatened by road-building. They tunnelled under the route of the proposed road and protested with style, wit and raw courage."