SO YOU ARE FREE ... MAKING IT HOME: Looking at Life
What is home? How do we cope with feelings of foreignness? What is it that defines us as humans? What do we need to feel at home?
These are some of the questions I explore in my book “So You Are Free ... Making it Home”.
I myself was born in Austria, grew up in Germany and I am currently living in New Zealand. In the book, I reflect on what it is that we need to find our place in life. I approach the issue by exploring aspects of life such as curiosity, envy, pressure, friendship, love and death. Using my own story as the starting point, the questions about life are then followed by interviews I conducted with twelve people from different countries. They talk about their view of life with great frankness, so the abstract ideas in the first half are illustrated by practical examples and personal insights.
“So You Are Free ... Making it Home” is a book about life. It is not only an enjoyable read, but will also strike a chord with anyone on their own quest for answers. The book is intended to stimulate discussion, questioning and ongoing self-reflection.