connect your community to a great read

Browse our

Categories below

Simon & Schuster One Book Community

nature & sustainability

Feature Title

The Story Of Stuff

Annie Leonard

Paperback

The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet.

 

Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet.

 

From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of Time magazine’s 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these.

 

With curiosity, compassion, and humor, Leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, community health, and economic justice. Embraced by teachers, parents, churches, community centers, activists, and everyday readers, The Story of Stuff will be a long-lived classic.

 

The American Way Of Eating

Tracie Mcmillan

Paperback

Barkskins

Annie Proulx

Paperback 6/1/17

The Big Thirst

Charles Fishman

Paperback

The Big Year

Mark Obmascik

Paperback

Reading Group Guide

video

video

The Dirty Life

Kristin Kimball

Paperback

Food Matters

Mark Bittman

Paperback

The Inside Of A Dog

Alexandra Horowitz

Paperback

Rin Tin Tin

Susan Orlean

Paperback

Reading Group Guide

Reading Group Guide

This Changes Everything

Naomi Klein

Paperback

Tomatoland

Barry Estabrook

Paperback

What The Dog Knows

Cat Warren

Paperback

Badluck Way

Bryce Andrews

Paperback

Reading Group Guide

The Boom

Russell Gold

Paperback

The Soul of an Octopus

Sy Montgomery

Paperback

THE MEAT RACKET

Christopher Leonard

Paperback

What Stands in a Storm

Kim Cross

Paperback

video