I’ve never done this before, but it isn’t often that I’ve got a book, a movie, and a song I think EVERYONE ALIVE should read / see / hear…
So these are not reviews…suffice it to say that I truly feel more in tune with the world around me for having been exposed to them…and that’s not to say that it was all easy to take in.
First, the book:
Insofar as is possible, this is simply an exposé. Foer endeavors to avoid any deeply emotive reactions, although I imagine that in his journey to create the book there were some decidedly emotional moments. It’s chock-full of data and facts…and there are about 30 pages at the back devoted exclusively to endnotes and source material.
This film came out almost exactly 2 years ago. I know. I’m not exactly “with it” anymore. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, please do. The imagery is breathtaking…Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a force.
Most of you will know Lush, the delectable brand of cosmetics that is notoriously ethical in all it does…they are currently promoting the song by asking people to help get it to the top of the charts. Not gonna lie – this one’s a tear-jerker…
And just a disclaimer…these plugs come from Ann exclusively…though I’m sure Chris will agree they’re all groovy, I can tell you that he hasn’t yet read the book, he’d probably giggle at me for sending out word about a 2-year old movie, and he hasn’t yet heard the song. This was my whim-post…
And if any of you has had the chance, or gets the chance to indulge in any of these, please let me know your thoughts.