The Story of Stuff Book

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but right now I work at a bookstore part time.  One of the obvious upsides is always being updated on the latest books.  Right as I was about to pick up Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, I found the book version of The Story of Stuff on the very same table.  I didn't even know a book was in the works!  Since I was so enamored with the online video, I immediately went for this one instead.  Unfortunately, to be honest, I've been having a hard time getting through it!  I love reading non-fiction but sometimes it's either a little dry or the truth is just a little depressing to swallow.  I've barely made a dent but I'm determined to finish it! 

Lately I've come to realize how passionate I am about the environment and learning how to live more sustainably--more so than I ever thought I would!  I proudly called myself a tree hugger as a child but never thought I'd hope to somehow make it a career.  All those recycle-reduce-reuse commercials really did something to me after all.  My biggest wish is for people to understand that you don't have to live like a "hippie" to lessen your impact on the environment.  There are many small changes we can make to our current lifestyle that will not only lighten the load on the planet, but also have the potential to enrich our lives even more so.  This is the only place we can live, so why not take care of it, and ourselves, at the same time?