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The Resource The good life : what makes a life worth living?, written and] read by Hugh Mackay

The good life : what makes a life worth living?, written and] read by Hugh Mackay

Label
The good life : what makes a life worth living?
Title
The good life
Title remainder
what makes a life worth living?
Statement of responsibility
written and] read by Hugh Mackay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'No one can promise you that a life lived for others will bring you a deep sense of satisfaction, but it's certain that nothing else will.' Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australians about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness. The good life is one defined by our capacity for selflessness, the quality of our relationships and our willingness to connect with others in a useful way. Mackay examines what is known as the Golden Rule through the prisms of religion, philosophy, politics, business and family life. And he explores the numerous and often painful ways we distract ourselves from this central principle: our pursuit of pleasure, our attempts to perfect ourselves and our children, and our conviction that we can have our lives under control. Argued with all the passion and intelligence we have come to expect from one of Australia's most prolific and insightful authors, The Good Life is an audiobook that will start conversations, ignite arguments and possibly even change the way we live our lives
Awards note
  • Shortlisted Australian Book Industry Award, General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2014.
  • Shortlisted The Indie Book Awards, Non-fiction Award 2014.
Cataloging source
VALP
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1938-
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Mackay, Hugh
Dewey number
158
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Macmillan Audio (Firm)
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  • Conduct of life
  • Happiness
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Quality of life
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The good life : what makes a life worth living?, written and] read by Hugh Mackay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
BOL-9781489494214-20190227
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 CDs (11 hr., 31 min.)
Isbn
9781489494214
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
Label
The good life : what makes a life worth living?, written and] read by Hugh Mackay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
BOL-9781489494214-20190227
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 CDs (11 hr., 31 min.)
Isbn
9781489494214
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
sound cartridge

Library Locations

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      -31.96206 115.93403
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