Some of my favorite books

I've long been a book maven, and love to share excellent books with others. Thus I've setup this page to share some of my favorite books, especially those that support us in creating a positive relationship with the environment and related topics. 

Consider buying these as high-quality information nourishment for yourself – and your friends and allies. How thoughtful!

I welcome your comments on this book list, as well as your suggestions for other excellent books that I might include here. Note that I do have other books I want to add, as time allows. 

PURCHASING NOTE: I choose all the books that I review here purely because I value them personally. And I encourage you to buy books from your local independent bookseller, your local used bookstore, or the author directly. 

However, if you're going to buy from Amazon anyway, you can support my work by clicking on the Amazon links here to see the books, then either (1) buying them during that session, or (2) adding them (and any other items) to your cart and completing the purchase within three months. I get a small commission for the sale, which helps pay for my website hosting and development costs.

1) My book reviews

* Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House 
by Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner
AMAZON LINK: Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House 

* Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power
by Mark Schapiro, 2007
AMAZON LINK: Exposed  

2) Other recommended books

* Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, by David C. Korten. 
"A declaration of independence from Wall Street." "The old economy of green and dominion is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose." David Korten puts into words the difference between harmful economics and healthy economics, then offers lots of specifics about what each looks like and how we can shift our support from the former to the latter.
AMAZON LINK: Agenda for a New Economy  

* The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, by Starhawk
Tangible useful information about how to actually create collaborative groups. Something I think that we all can develop better skills at, in creating a healthier world and saner lives.
AMAZON LINK: The Empowerment Manual  

* I also have lots of great eco-books and publishers listed on the page of my community group:

3) General Amazon Link

* Here's the main Books link at Amazon. If you enter Amazon through this link, any purchases you make in that session will also provide a small benefit to my work.  Amazon Books Page

NOTE: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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