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Cait Flanders

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Year of Less (Hay House) and Adventures in Opting Out (Hachette Book Group))

Cait Flanders is the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, THE YEAR OF LESS (Hay House). Described by Vogue as “a fascinating look into a living experiment that we can all learn from,” it has been translated into 10 languages, and sold more than 190,000 copies. Her new book, ADVENTURES IN OPTING OUT (Hachette Book Group), is a field guide to opting out of expectations, changing paths, and leading a more intentional life. Powell’s Books says it, “offers a sturdy and flexible framework to navigate whatever path you are currently on.” Cait’s story has been shared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail,, Treehugger, Forbes, and more. She always has an adventure in the calendar, and believes in leaving every place better than she found it. She is from Victoria, BC, Canada.

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The Year of Less

Praise for The Year of Less

The Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Hay House, January 16, 2018

“Cait comforted herself with alcohol, binge eating, and compulsive shopping, then finally said, ‘Enough is enough.’ This isn’t another book about how to live with less, but instead a heartbreaking and then a heartwarming story that shows us if we are willing to let go of the things we think we need, we can have a life we really want.”

—Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity

“A gift for anyone who’s ever wanted to change but has been afraid—afraid to fail, afraid of what we might discover about ourselves as we strip back the layers, and afraid of what will happen if we don’t. Cait writes beautifully and honestly about the work of creating a life with less, and gives you permission to step off the ever-revolving carousel of compulsive and mindless consumption and into the goodness that lies on the other side.”

—Brooke McAlary, host of The Slow Home Podcast and author of Destination Simple

“An inspiring story of how one woman overcame the obstacles of addiction—to shopping, alcohol, and food—to create a purpose-driven life. You will walk away ready to change your life and with an understanding of why embracing less will set you free.”

—Elizabeth Willard Thames, author of Meet the Frugalwoods

Adventures in Opting Out

Little, Brown Spark, September 15, 2020