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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Inconvenient Truth of Books?



Tom Friedman isn't trying to make the case for a rapidly warming world; rather, his new book outlines what we can do about it and how, counterintuitively, the green revolution will be a financial boon for our economy, increase national security, and (of course) keep the planet from ecological ruin.

Anyone who has ever picked up a Friedman book knows that his prose is highly readable, his text a well-blended mix of research and playful anecdotes, and his tone often self-deprecatingly hilarious. A lot of environmental books can be a rough, slow read. Others can be exhilarating. I'm betting this work falls in the latter category. Friedman is a master writer (if inveterate blowhard) and this book looks to be the coup of his career.

...click here to see Friedman speak about this work on "Meet the Press."

1 comment:

Intrepidflame said...

I find something about Friedman loathsome, even when he is promoting green living. I always think he has an alternative motive, could be his staunch support of Iraq.

Although he has written about to of my passions-environment and technology. I will wait for the verdict on this book from others. But I will probably read it down the line.