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The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed

2021 . Literary Collections, Essays, Social Science, Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs . John Green

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About the book

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Goodreads Choice winner for Nonfiction 2021 and instant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. “The perfect book for right now.” –People “The Anthropocene Reviewed is essential to the human conversation.” –Library Journal, starred review The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar. Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together. John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.

Year:

2021

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin

Pages:

304

ISBN:

0525555226 (ISBN13: 9780525555223)

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Reviews

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10 months ago

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This is quirky and funny book. I've definitely never read anything like it before. It's essentially just John Green reviewing things he has stumbled across in his life. It sounds boring but somehow it's quite fun and he writes in a delightful way. I would recommend to not read this as your only book but instead read it alongside another book. Since it's really just 50 small stories it's very easy to pick up for 10 minutes and put away again, but binging it for 2 hours in a row can become a bit boring. I have a feeling I'll be reading other stuff by John Green because I really like his style and quirky character

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1 year ago

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A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

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10 months ago

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“Unless you’ve lived an exceptionally fortunate life, you’ve probably known something who likes to have provocative opinions. I am referring to the people who likes to say things like: Ringo really was the best Beatle. You’ll take a breath, maybe you’re out having lunch with this person because lunch is a limited experience and you can only bear this persons company in limited quantities and you ask “Why was Ringo the best Beatle?” And the provocative opinion person is VERY glad that you asked… 😂😂” This book is hilarious

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10 months ago

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Lol! His review of air conditioning is hilarious and absolutely spot on. Points out the obvious issues with it always being insanely low in office buildings where it’s proven to stifle productivity due to the accepted proper temperate has been determined by studying males in suits. Essentially air conditioning settings are sexist 👍 Also points out that air conditioning makes it cooler inside but hotter outside because it’s one of the largest users of fossil fuels. Essentially, we all need to learn to live in slighter warmer indoor climates because it’s better for the environment!

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10 months ago

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Just started this. What a delightfully peculiar and fun book!

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