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Book Review - The Story of Stuff

I belong to Book Blogs and the Group Free Press Blog Tours - and as such asked to be a part of the blog tour for Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff.

This book is fascinating - to say the least. Let me begin by giving you a bit of background on the author - Annie Leonard. Ms. Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues. She has testified in front of Congress, publicly debated a US Stated Department representative, and done hundreds of public presentations. (all of that came from her press release).  Just knowing that about her made me want to read this book - she must have a great deal of knowledge about this stuff (no pun intended) so I wanted to know what she had to say!

 

The book is neatly divided into 5 main groupings:

 

Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption and Disposal.  Let me say this - after reading this book you will never look at ANYTHING you see, touch, taste, feel or throw away the same again. She has some great points - BUT she has some great points. Unfortunately I feel like she is looked upon as the hippies were looked upon in the 60's.

As far as I'm concerned - go get a copy of this book and read it - If nothing else - your eyes will be open and everyone who looks at this 'stuff' with a fresh pair of eyes will be one more convert to Annie Leonard's Stuff Project!

 

The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard

319 pgs

Simon and Schuster

I was provided a free copy in order to give an unbiased review.