The Newman's Own Organics Guide to a Good Life

by Nell Newman (Author), Joseph D'Agnese (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Well known for both her family (she's the daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne
Woodward) and her food (the Newman's Own brand of sauces, snack foods and other
delights), Newman here joins forces with Discover contributing editor D'Agnese
to offer this well-reasoned and practical handbook to environmentally and
socially conscious living. Her suggestions cover such areas as food,
transportation, energy and investing, and range from the commonsensical-eat
local produce in its season-to the surprising-stock your living room with the 10
plants that "clean air best." Newman assumes her readers aren't zealots, but
simply people who want to do right by the earth, and it's this lack of
self-righteousness that makes her advice so refreshing. Whether readers want to
learn how make nontoxic household cleaners, buy "green power" from the power
company, shop more responsibly, practice "social investing" or to encourage
their pets to eat organic people food, Newman offers the secrets. Interspersed
with her counsel are oddball and often inspirational tales of green living, like
the man diagnosed with terminal cancer who took cranberry skins and duck fecal
matter to become king of a small soil empire (profits go to inner city charities
like the one he started). Full of hints and encouragements-and printed on 100%
postconsumer recycled paper-this excellent beginner's resource makes
conscientious living look very simple indeed.

From Library Journal
Newman isn't just the daughter of celebrated actors and just the founder of
Newman's OwnR Organics. She draws on a degree in human ecology to write this
manual on living a kinder, less ecologically harmful life.

Product Details

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Villard; 1 edition (March 11, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 081296733X



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