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Chelsea Green Weekly for May 12, 2017

Books in the news this week


“I tried to draw a picture of humanity thriving in the twenty-first century and — odd though it sounds — it came out looking like a doughnut. The hole in the middle is a place in which people are falling short on life’s essentials, from food and decent housing to healthcare and political voice. We want to get everyone out of that hole.

But we must also make sure we don’t overshoot the doughnut’s outer crust by putting too much pressure on Earth’s critical systems that allow us to flourish — a stable climate, healthy oceans and thriving ecosystems. In essence, the doughnut is the space in which we can meet the needs of all within the means of the planet.

And it prompts a powerful question: If getting into the doughnut is humanity’s twenty-first century goal, what economic mindset will give us even half a chance of getting there?”

Read the rest of the Q&A with Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, on Inverse.


Lakoff gave a talk recently at the Center for Right-Wing Studies and pointed out that students who become Democratic operatives tend to study political studies and statistics and demographics in college. “Students who lean Republican study marketing. “And that’s his point,” Rosenthal said. “It’s a very different way of thinking.”

George Lakoff, author of The All New Don’t Think of an Elephantwarns not to underestimate Trump.


Lean Logic is neither a policy manifesto nor a dry technical guide. It’s an incredibly nourishing cultural and scientific treasure trove.”

The Foundation for P2P Alternative’s Book of the Day on May 8th was David Fleming’s Lean Logic.


Also of note

Slow Food USA featured a review of Salted & Cured and Slow Food Vermont shared some delicious looking photos from an event with author Jeff Roberts.

George Lakoff (The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephantexplains the new vocabulary creeping into U.S. politics on BBC Radio 4.

Dr. Nasha Winters stopped by KBOO to talk about The Metabolic Approach to Cancer with Ellen Goldsmith.

Rules for Revolutionaries is on Bill McKibben’s read and resist list.


Titles mentioned


Human Scale, Protected Culture, and Donut/Doughnut Day

“What we generally have, in other words, is another example of the state, having taken power into its own hands, sitting on those hands until somebody shoves it off. That minorities are protected as much as they are is due mostly to minorities; that individuals have the opportunities they have is due mostly to individuals; […] Read More

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Release Party, Make Mead Like a Viking, Alzheimer’s Antidote

Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley enjoyed a fantastic book release party and reception at Eolus Bar and Dining and Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado this week. Here are a few photos from the event (images curtesy of PhotoDivine):   Curious? Want to know more? You can also listen to an interview with the authors […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 19, 2017

It’s official: Lean Logic is a beautiful book. The book won the Best in Category distinction at the New England Book Show for the Professional, Non-Illustrated title. The awards recognize stand-out books for design and production. The Chelsea Green team is pretty proud of this particular title as well, and honored to receive this recognition. See the […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote. The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary […] Read More

Learn from Chelsea Green authors this summer at Sterling College

Each summer, the School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College in Vermont offers continuing education designed specifically for “agrarians, culinarians, entrepreneurs, and lifelong learners.” Chelsea Green is proud to partner with this program so you can learn from our expert authors in a hands-on, experiential setting at Sterling’s farm and teaching kitchen. Be sure to read […] Read More
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