Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Ae

By: Amy Fusselman

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Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of AmericaÂ’s obsession with safety is prompted by the authorÂ’s visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo
"How fully can the world be explored," asks Amy Fusselman " . . . if you are also trying not to die?"
On a visit to Tokyo with her family, Fusselman stumbles on Hanegi playpark, where children are sawing wood, hammering nails, stringing hammocks to trees, building open fires. When she returns to New York, her conceptions of space, risk, and fear are completely changed. Fusselman invites us along on her tightrope-walking expeditions with Philippe Petit and late night adventures with the Tokyo park-workers, showing that when we deprive ourselves, and our children, of the experience of taking risks in space, we make them less safe, not more so.

Savage Park is a fresh, poetic reconsideration of behaviors in our culture that — in the guise of protecting us — make us numb and encourage us to sleepwalk through our lives. We babyproof our homes; plug our ears to our devices while walking through the city. What would happen if we exposed ourselves, if — like the children at Hanegi park — we put ourselves in situations that require true vigilance? Readers of Rebecca Solnit and Cheryl Strayed will delight in the revelations in Savage Park. . 0. HARDCOVER.

Title: Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Ae

Author Name: Amy Fusselman

Categories: Biographies & Autobiographies,

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 0

ISBN Number: 0544303008

ISBN Number 13: 9780544303003

Binding: HARDCOVER

Book Condition: Used; Very Good

Seller ID: 9780544303003