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Fast nackt - Mein abenteuerlicher Versuch, ethisch korrekt zu leben

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  183 ratings  ·  24 reviews
A growing number of people want to step back from the brink of consumerism. The author, a consumer expert at The Guardian newspaper, is experimenting with giving up consumer goods in order to find out whether it is possible to live a life that is western but ethically aware.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 2008 by Piper (first published 2005)
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Alexandra
This was a difficult one to rate with stars. On the one hand, the information it gives is a little bit life-changing. It has several voices, including Leo's, the ethical auditors, and a heap of letters from people who have tips on green alternatives. The way it is written gave me an easily digestible insight into some of the things households do wrong. Some of it was old hat - throwing out food waste, needless consumption etc, but some of it was new. I had no idea cotton was so bad for the envir ...more
Booksdingle
expected more, not even sure what, but it didn't quite hit the mark for me.
Bookguide
This was an amusing and interesting account of Leo Hickman's attempt to live more ethically, dragging his wife along behind him, not entirely convinced. Initially full of enthusiasm, they soon realise that even the most obvious things such as buying organic is going to be difficult, and buying organic is not necessarily the perfectly ethical way to live as importing organic food from distant countries has a high cost in terms of air miles and carbon footprint. I was hoping for more practical inf ...more
Abigailann (Abigail)

I started off this book wanting to do something more to help the world that we all live in, and needing a little bit more guidance. What I found was an amusing tale of a man who wants to do the same, and comes across the same kind of stumbling blocks that I've found in the past.

When I read a book I always bookmark passages that I've found useful, inspiring, or just simply think I might want to look back on again. This book must certainly come close to the record number of tags that I've placed
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penelopewanders
Hmm, funny how these things run in series. I signed up for this ages ago, it seems, and likewise at some point I signed up for The Omnivore's Dilemma. That ring reached me last summer, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, purchased it for our school library, had my family read it, etc. Now this one came along... some similarities indeed. One difference is that I find Leo much harder to get along with, so to speak. (I often say I don't like reading books with main characters I don't like, because it's ki ...more
Annett
Leo Hickmans Bericht über ein Jahr Experiment mit "ethischem" Konsumverhalten liest sich amüsant, zeigt aber auch mit aller Deutlichkeit auf, wie wenig der "Durchschnittsbürger" tatsächlich über die Auswirkungen seines Konsums weiss. Er ist sicher nicht der einzige (gewesen), der beherzt zu Obst und Gemüse aus Übersee greift, ohne sich Gedanken über den Anbau, die Arbeitsbedingungen der Menschen vor Ort und die Flugkilometer mit den entsprechenden CO2-Emissionen zu machen. Seine drei ethischen " ...more
Sally McRogerson
I found this an amusing book as well as informative. It records a year in the life of an environmentally aware journalist, his wife and young daughter. (Bet you didn't guess that from the title!) It has to be said that she was rather less keen on the whole environmental thing than he was so there was some degree of friction between them. The book brought up scenarios very familiar to me about how difficult it is to be environmentally and ethically aware in all areas of your life unless you have ...more
Tanjita
Das Buch liefert sehr gute Ideen, wo man in seinem Alltag anfangen kann umweltfreundlicher und ethischer zu leben. Es schildert auch ganz gut den eigenen Kampf, zwischen der Bequemlichkeit eines konventionellen Lebensstils, und des Ethischen. Zeigt aber eben auch Wege auf, dieses Problem zu lösen.

Was jedoch teilweise komisch ist, sind die Tipps selber. In einem Teil wurde behauptet, dass durch heißes Wasser in der Dusche und das Chlor im Wasser Chloroform entsteht.Das jedoch ist nur möglich wen
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Jo
Oh Leo did winge on a lot 'it's no fair' blah blah
I shook my head at his inability to keep a worm farm going and screaming like a girl at rats in the garden
Me thinks Leo needs to grow a pair.
Middle class green wash
Just read someone else review saying they were shallow. i defiantly argee with that one
Yvette
This book was originally published in 2005 (this edition in 2006) and it is surprising how dated it seems in some areas - we have made a lot more progress than we credit ourselves: or perhaps Australia is just miles ahead of the UK?

Once again I was struck at how lucky we are to have an abundance of produce grown in our own country, meaning we really do not need to trun to overseas-sourced fresh foods. There are food mile issues as northern and southern, eastern and western parts of our country e
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Ross Mountney
Lots of interesting ideas for those who are ethically minded and want to change their lifestyle.
Steve
A little bit dated (first published in 2005) but a good introduction for those not familiar with ethical living (but you probably are if you are reading it!). Interestingly and entertainingly written, though perhaps not if you are his wife. Will it change my life? No, probably not, but I practice a considerable amount of what is discussed here already, although for different reasons (e.g. Green, rather than Ethical per se). There were a few issues that I was aware of in an abstract way, but had ...more
VAle
preso in biblioteca

Dario di un cambiamento.
Un giornalista inglese (e la sua famiglia) alle prese con i primi passi in una vita più etica e sostenibile. Tra successi e fallimenti, Hickman affronta i temi più comuni per chi, come lui, inizia a percorrere questa stada.
Non è un manuale su cosa fare (o meglio, non principalmente), ma una "terapia" per affrontare i primi dubbi e difficoltà.
Interessante e ricco di spunti. In più punti mi sono trovata a chiedermi cosa farei io (o cosa posso fare...).
Linda
What a fantastic read this is!! It's funny and easy reading but such an eye opener about how we live and are destroying the planet. I think EVERYONE must read this!!!!!We can all makes small changes each, which will make such a huge difference. Leo Hickman and his family try to make those changes for a year to start with. It is an amusing adventure! Please read this if you haven't already!!! I am off to read the follow up to this
Kate
Hickman and his wife come across as relatively shallow and self centred in this book about how they started to go Green. To be fair, they did do pretty well on some fronts, but when one of the major issues facing humanity is that of over-population and resource use, having two children in the period documented in this book, probably undoes everything else that he did towards being green!
Wolfgang
Für alte Hasen auf dem Weg zum kleinen CO2-Fußabdruck und zu einem umweltverträglichen Leben nicht besonders viel neues. Interessant fand ich allerdings den Gedanken, was tun beim Notfall im Krankenhaus und die Überlegungen zum Thema elektronische Spielereien und Gadgets.

Leichte Pflichtlektüre für all jene, die gerne besser leben möchten, aber nicht genau wissen, wie anfangen.
Hannah
Just not that great. The information is there and it's reasonably well written but I wished it followed more of a chronological time line.
Indeedox
fands des erste mal besser... man merkt wahrscheinlich auch, dass das buch schon von 2007 ist und ich mich in den letzten jahren viel mit den angesprochenen themen beschäftigt habe, dass war beim ersten lesen noch nicht so
und ich habs auf deutsch gelesen, hatte aber keine bock, die richtige version zu suchen
Lupurk
Un libro davvero interessante! Per alcune cose un po' lontano da noi, ma in generale dà molti spunti su come rendere più "etica" la nostra vita. Bello soprattutto il lato umano, il senso di impotenza, di inutilità e la soddisfazione che per contro a volte si ha, nell'effettuare una scelta più sostenibile.
disastrino
interessanti, divertenti e ben scritte, le avventure di Hickman indirizzano piacevolmente nella giusta direzione.
un libro talmente pieno di buon senso da risultare davvero utile.
Buecherest
Amüsant und informativ - es ist so menschlich, was Leo erlebt! Absolut lesenswert!
Susann
Read it! And turn your mangetout moment into a mangetout momentum...
Marsha
very amusing and also kind of frustrating
Ann
Exhaustive. Interesting in parts.
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