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The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment
liked it
I've never read any Deepak Chopra books before, perhaps now I know why. I contemplated giving this a 2 because it was filled primarily with vague stat ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
liked it
The seminal work on ecological footprinting, Our Ecological Footprint is a great starter on the concept and how ecological footprint analysis can help ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe
really liked it
A great tale of a journey around the world via strangers' couches. I envy the trip, the culture, the local knowledge and friendships made during the t ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 24, 2012
New World, New Mind: Changing the Way We Think to Save Our Future
it was amazing
An amazing book with brilliant insight into how the human mind has evolved to respond to short term and immediate challenges and thus is unsuitable fo ...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
liked it
At first I thought it was just an update to Natural Capitalism - and it was to some extent - but Reinventing Fire is actually a roadmap for how the US ...more
May 21, 2014
May 26, 2014
Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices
liked it
I'm not sure whether I absolutely love it, or not. I found that the information was nothing new for someone who studied marketing at university. But I ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
liked it
A good 101 for ecological economics. Has some great theories, and some good analysis of how neoclassical economics works and how to adapt it to consid ...more
Jun 2012
May 08, 2012
The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples
really liked it
At first I thought this was going to be just an update of the 7 principles. But it wasn't. It was about building the foundation for the 7 principles - ...more
Oct 08, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way
liked it
Nowhere on the blurb or in my summary glance of reviews was there any information about this book being written for a Christian audience and with a ve ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
it was amazing
Climate change. Naomi Klein style.

A thorough overview of climate change and all the issues it encompasses - wrapped up as only Naomi Klein can (well,
Nov 13, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work for You
really liked it
A roadmap that outlines real steps to take to figure out how to have a "career" that you enjoy and excel in being a productive well rounded member of ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
Allen Carr's Easyweigh to Lose Weight
liked it
Sometimes it feels like the universe is trying to tell you something. Deciding that my next course of food study should be raw and then reading this b ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method
really liked it
So this was the book that made Danny stop smoking... I had to read it and see for myself what magic was inside, was there anything I can translate to ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices
really liked it
The blurb has it spot on: "Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present monent and devel ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do about It
it was ok
The other review/er hit the nail on the head. And more succinctly then my more lengthy review. Disappointing, and the writing so zealous that it just ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
Writing to Go
did not like it
Ok, so the title of this book is somewhat deceptive. If you want to talk about things like Tip 1: Know your Purpose and Tip 8: Write clearly and effic ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 09, 2013
Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business
liked it
Good social commentary on how social media and how it affects business and society as a whole. Presents mostly positive arguments for the effect socia ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
really liked it
An exploration of how the mind and brain work, based on research from the past few decades, specifically how we relate to life as an emotional, social ...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life
it was ok
Another case of don't judge a book by its cover, or rather, don't expect much from a book based on its cover. Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
really liked it
What I thought was going to be a profile of organizations working towards sustainability was so much more. A set of guidelines and a prescription for ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love
liked it
An interesting compilation of research in the relationship field (a social science if ever there was one).

The first two parts are, as other reviewers
Feb 25, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
liked it
Well written coverage of a number of behavioural, cultural and political changes that could be made to combat a uncomfortable level of climate change. ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More
it was ok
Granted, this book may have dated (it was written in 1996), but for someone who is firmly entrenched in living simpler - this was just frustrating, mi ...more
Jul 29, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
liked it
Bill McKibben writes so eloquently and beautifully. Not to mention with such wit. This book shows us how climate change is NOT a distant problem but i ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization
really liked it
Interesting and well backed up economic (and otherwise forecast) about the implications of a world post peak oil. Rubin knows his stuff and shows in n ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
The Witch of Hebron (World Made by Hand, #2)
liked it
A story with a post apocalyptic setting- how could I pass that up?!

The story however was more a coming of age, growing up tale. Albeit growing up int
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life
liked it
I picked up this book thinking it would be about a return to rural life and focus on living off the land. Instead, it was a personal story of a couple ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
it was ok
I think I'm expecting too much when I pick up these career books. A rote list of careers that are or could be in some way "green". The interviews with ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
They Eat Puppies, Don't They?
liked it
An interesting jaunt through a political fiction not too far removed from reality. I did think that it would have some more humour and be a bit more o ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
liked it
An insight into human decision making and just how little effort goes into some of it, and how little effort is needed to steer us onto the right path ...more
May 17, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
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