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No Impact Man
No Impact Man
Author: Colin Beavan
The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process — What does it really take to live eco-effectively?  For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312429836
ISBN-10: 0312429835
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 288
Edition: 1
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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miss-info avatar reviewed No Impact Man on + 386 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I picked up this book because I was already of the live-mindfully persuasion, and wanted tips. I did not find very many of them. The author lives in New York City, which has access to year-round farmers' markets and stores that sell bulk food. He is physically able to walk or bike anywhere he wants to go. Not possible where I live. He also gets very preachy at several points, but I found those areas easy to skim. I read the first sentence of every paragraph, skipping the rest if it's an eco-sermon.

That said, I did like the rest of the book, the parts between the preaching. He writes well, the people and the events are real, many parts funny. I was inspired enough I'm going to keep this book.

I do not recommend this book as a method of getting non-eco people on the eco boat. I think they would find the preaching a turn off. I think it is better suited for those who already have some interest.
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buzzby avatar reviewed No Impact Man on + 6062 more book reviews
I read as much as I could stand. He has interesting information on the state of our environment (oceans, landfills, etc.), not a lot new on how to cut back. He can be penny-wise and pound-foolish, in my opinion.


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