At the Harry M. Abrams booth last weekend, one of the most heavily promoted titles for the fall was WorldChanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century, a guidebook to adopting new ways of life, from the individual level to the corporate, that can keep our planet in sustainable condition. But it turns out that one of the biggest announcements about the book had to wait until after BookExpo: Al Gore will contribute a foreword, and noted science-ficion writer and cultural visionary Bruce Sterling will provide another introductory essay as well.
To get a sense of what Gore might have to say, if you live in New York or Los Angeles, please seriously consider going to see An Inconvenient Truth this weekend. It’s the most amazing “Power Point presentation” you’ll ever sit through, and Gore’s an amazing speaker on this issue. And if the movie isn’t coming to your town for a few more weeks, find a way to read the book. We don’t usually plug things quite this overtly, but for this book/film combo I’m more than willing to make an exception. Go: Get scared, get mad, and then get busy doing something about it.