Book Review: Sleeping Naked is Green

Sleeping Naked is Green

Farquharson, Vanessa

Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2009

In February 2007 the author, an arts reporter for a conservative Toronto based newspaper, woke up one morning and decided it was time to do something for the environment.  Her solution: “go green” by changing one thing per day and documenting her challenge on a blog.  This book is an overview of the year in a series of short essays and narratives based loosely on the daily changes.

While the theme is quite general, the primary audience the book aims at is those like the author: girly urban women in the late 20’s early 30’s age range. Remove the 25% of the book that applies directly to that group without much carryover to the rest of us, and it would be one of the best non-scientific environmental books I have come across.  With it in, however, the net effect is the strong points get washed out a bit.

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