Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life

Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life

by Toinette Lippe


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Nothing Left Over: A Plain and Simple Life by Toinette Lippe

This book on "interior housekeeping" illuminates the true measure of a life lived in terms of usefulness and impeccability rather than accomplishment or possessions. With subtle wit, wonderfully evocative language, and clear-eyed wisdom gleaned from her own experience, Toinette Lippe teaches us how to cultivate what is essential and to let go of what is not. This brilliant meditation shows us how to move through the day with integrity, elegant economy, and grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939681256
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in London, Toinette Lippe had a long and distinguished career at Alfred A. Knopf. In 1989 she founded Bell Tower, where she published seventy books that nourished the soul, illuminated the mind, and spoke directly to the heart. Her second book, Caught in the Act: Reflections on Being, Knowing, and Doing was published in 2004. After fifty years in publishing Toinette abandoned editorial work and devotes herself to East Asian brush painting, which she taught at the Educational Alliance for four years and now teaches on the Upper West Side of New York City. See

Table of Contents

1Teach Me What Life Is For1
2Taking Stock12
3How Much Is Enough?29
4At Play40
5Nothing Unnecessary63
6Do It Now84
7The Company We Keep106
8Giving Attention118
9Offer No Resistance141
10The Habit of Truth159
11What Nourishes Us176
12A Balancing Act198
13Law and Order220
14Traveling Light233
15In Conclusion250

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