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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Annie Leonard

Narrated By: Annie Leonard

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2010

Duration: 12 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, 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.

The Story of Stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. 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.

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  • sopatty

    This is an INCREDIBLY anti-American, anti-capitalism book financed by groups that are equally anti-American and working toward socialism. The message is, "The government is here to take care of us." It even spends time criticizing George Bush for telling people to "shop" after 9/11, not being accurate: Yes, he said to continue life as normal, keep the economy going for ALL our good. Did he first say PRAY? YES! However, liberals are not fans of God, as a whole. This book isn't worth a read or a listen. I wouldn't even use the pages as toilet paper in an outhouse.

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