Thursday, August 27, 2009


"Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days" By Vanessa Farquharson

I picked up on Vanessa Farquharson's book When Crunchy, the School marm gave us an assignment to read it for her book club. I had read Vanessa's Blog "Green as a Thistle" a few times. But had I known what a sense of humor she has, would have read it more frequently. I chuckled out loud as I read about her antics in trying one new green change in her life for a year, Especially at her sister's attitude with her new green lifestyle. It sounds like Vanessa and I have a lot in common, with her Dr. Mother, (My mom is a RN), snotty little sister (I have many snotty cousins). I even got interested in her love life. Silly, I know, but I really got into this book. Especially funny is her fascination with Compostable Toilets, mentioned a few times throughout the book.
Honestly when I got the book I was afraid it was another "how to be green" book, (Like the Green Book) and prepared myself for a barrage of tutorials on using canvas bags and CFL lights. But there weren't any. But Vanessa really writes well and keeps you hooked on the subject. Well written and hard to put down I strongly recommend "Sleeping Naked Is Green". I am now waiting for the movie starring Amy Adams. UPDATE:For clarification- there isn't a movie coming out but if there was I bet it would star Amy Adams!
You can find Vanessa's book at Amazon and at Powells


Green Bean said...

Great review. I'll have to take a look. It sounds like a fun green read and I need to take a break from the heavier stuff. Didn't know it was going to be made into a movie!

Robj98168 said...

Bean- that's just me being silly! Would make a greta movie.