This One Wild and Precious Life by Sarah Wilson – Our Review


Our Review…

As I was reading This Wild and Precious Life, I found myself nodding at the hard to articulate sense of vague panic and isolation that often creeps up unannounced on me.

Despite there being fewer wars and less hunger, we are finding we are living in truly overwhelming times. The ‘Black Swans,’ that have blindsided us – the wildly unpredictable and extreme global events from floods and bushfires to COVID and racial injustice riots, have left many of us in a state of crippling emotional PTSD.

So, we have retreated both physically and metaphorically, and are now feeling far more alone – despite the technology at our fingertips, than we ever had before.

Yet Sarah Wilson proposes that this sense of despair and disconnection is ironically what is unifying us – that deep down, we are all feeling that same yearn for a new way of living. This Wild and Precious Life opens our eyes to how we got here and offers a radically hopeful path forward. Drawing on science, literature, poetry and philosophy, the wisdom of some of the world’s leading experts, and even two nuns, she throws up lots of wonderful suggestions for a way forward, out of our fragmentation, our nagging loneliness.

Reading Wild and Precious feels like you are chatting with a particularly personable and excitable friend , one who has woken from a deep sleep and found some of the answers to make you feel truly alive and connected again. Thoroughly engaging and highly recommended.

Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books