The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - and a Vision for Change

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Annie Leonard, creator of the internet film sensation The Story of Stuff, viewed over 6 million times, offers an astonishing, galvanizing book that tells the story of all the 'stuff' we use everyday - where our bottled water, mobile phones and jeans come from, how they're made and distributed, and where they really go when we throw them away. Our out-of-control consumption habits are killing the planet and threatening our health, but Annie provides hope that change is within reach. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff will be an instant classic.

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User Review  - kwbridge - LibraryThing

This book should be required reading in high school. Everyone should read it and take a hard look what it means to have an economic model based on consumption. Read full review

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User Review  - TAU67SEu - LibraryThing

Some interesting facts, but I don't see how she can be accused of being too left-wing or too militant. This book is packed with statements advocating technooptimism, consumption, mass society, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Annie Leonard is an expert in international sustainability and environmental-health issues. Over the past 20 years, during her work for organisations such as Greenpeace, she has established a sterling reputation for her scholarship about and activism against waste-trafficking. With The Story of Stuff her charisma, her infectious curiosity, and her riveting message have extended her reputation far beyond environmentalists to average people of all stripes: she captivates audiences of schoolchildren and congressional sub-committees alike.

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