“Funny, poignant and life-changing.”
The Sunday Age
Changing Gears tells the story of a cycling journey from Melbourne to Far North Queensland, scouting out ideas to live more simply and sustainably. Featuring eye-opening encounters with inspiring and eccentric characters – from a forest activist living up a tree to a monk walking barefoot through Queensland – it asks an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?
This is my author website. The point of an author website is to make you look more intelligent and successful than you actually are. I have no intention of breaking from this fine tradition. On gregfoyster.com you’ll find the usual flattering self portraits, fabricated testimonials and glowing reviews from friends and relatives. I’ve also included an unnecessarily long list of publications where my writing has appeared (The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, WAtoday, Crikey, The Big Issue, ABC, Smith Journal, Yen, New Matilda, Eureka Street, Slow, Voiceworks, Harvest, Kill Your Darlings and Page Seventeen). I was previously featured in The Age’s Top 100 inspiring and influential Melburnians and my most recent book is Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race.
Please, make yourself at home. Meanwhile, I’m off to call an ambulance. In the middle of all that chest-thumping, I think I cracked a rib.