Glowing reviews

Praise for Changing Gears:

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“Their adventures together are funny, poignant and life-changing…” ~ David Enticott, The Sunday Age

“Inviting his readers into their adventure, Foyster often addresses us directly. This, with observations and reflections about our world offered with self-deprecating humour, makes this book an utter treat. Verdict: possibly life-changing.” ~ Cheryl Jorgensen, The Courier Mail

“From advertising to dumpster diving. A fascinating account of one couple’s journey to live by their principles.” ~ Craig Reucassel, The Chaser and The Checkout

“Narrating their journey in a lighthearted way, the reams of information Greg relays are nicely balanced by the eccentric characters the couple meet…an informative text that’s an accessible read – the stories throughout the journey are inspiring, and never overwhelming…” ~ Readings Monthly

“This engaging memoir explores green initiatives including the concept of “voluntary simplicity”; communal housing and local and seasonal produce.” ~ Thuy On, The Age u0026amp; The Sydney Morning Herald

“This book achieves the challenging task of being eminently readable and ethically deep, and every few pages Greg’s sharp sense of humour produces genuine ‘laugh out loud’ moments.” ~ Dr Samuel Alexander, The Simplicity Institute

“He’s not exactly Bear Grylls, which is what makes his tale so fascinating and funny.” ~ Smith Journal

“Greg Foyster raises questions many of us have asked ourselves about work, spending, values and commitment. Looking for a way to live well within an ethical framework, he and his girlfriend Sophie hit the road to cycle up the east coast of Australia. They were looking for others who had moved from a life of stress and overconsumption to a gentler and simpler way of living. What they found was self-belief, self-reliance and the beginnings of a better life. If your lifestyle clashes with your values, if you want to change how you live but need a push to get you there, this is a must-read book for you.” ~ Rhonda Hetzel, author of Down to Earth

 Until humanity figures out what to do about climate change, we need heroes like Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky who put their lifestyles on the line to inspire us to change.” ~ Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man

 At first, Greg Foyster and the cast of characters he meets on his journey all seem a bit mad. Oh, how we need mad bastards like these. Changing Gears opens up new approaches to the way we live our lives, without the discomfort of saddle rash that Greg had to go through.” ~ Sean ‘The Birdman’ Dooley, author of The Big Twitch

 Greg is funny, insightful and sometimes painfully honest. But Sophie is hilarious!” ~ Tanya Ha, author of Greeniology 2020

 This book is honest, edgy, raw and confrontational. Greg shares his truth in an uncut, heartfelt and mind-digested way. In the saddle of his pushbike we share a personal journey that’s uncovering community for what it is… A compelling ride to the future we are all creating.” ~ Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia

Changing Gears is available in all Dymocks stores and most independent bookstores. It should be in the memoir/autobiography or travel section. If you can’t find it, ask for it by name at the counter. You can also pick up a copy from the Affirm Press website or Booktopia. The eBook is available from Amazon, Kobo and other online retailers.


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“While the quality of the writing [in The Death Mook anthology] varies, there are a few standout pieces. The opening essay by Greg Foyster, for example, mulls on the macabre ancient Chinese practice of marriage of the dead. It fulfills the mook’s objective of being provocative and fascinating.” ~  Thuy On, The Age