13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Should be mandatory reading,
This review is from: The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change: How Our Problem ... and Our Health - and What to Do About It (Paperback)
This is the first time I've written an Amazon review, but I really feel that this book it worth it.
It's written in a style which is very clear to understand, occasionally chatty and you do get a sense of Leonard's personality. So far, it sounds like countless other books on this sort of thing out there - but here's where it raises itself up above them: Leonard really knows her stuff. The book is full of facts, clearly explained and followed through. She has spent her working life on these issues and knows them back-to-front. She seems to understand the problems with the 'green' movement, but elucidates the solutions for us.
I really feel this should be essential reading for everyone from 6th form age (16) upwards. The only con I have with it is the cover (I'm talking about the UK edition): I know Leonard made an animated film of this before she wrote the book, and hence the cartoonish cover, but it did make me feel a bit silly on the tube - it's childish looking which totally belies the content.
Worth your pennies!
The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change: How Our Problem ... and Our Health - and What to Do About It(15 customer reviews)