Monday, May 3, 2010


I have been holding off doing this review, as I am afraid of what some people would think- oh great another review about No Impact Man.
First, I am not a fan of Colin Beavan AKA No Impact Man. In fact, I always thought the No Impact project kind of presumptuous- you know- in a "I am better than you" kind of way.

Then I read this book, and found out he actually felt the same way, but that wasn't the point of the project. To be honest I would never sign on to this type of lifestyle. But that all being said, I am glad Colin did do the project and I am gladder he wrote about it. The book shows a sense of self deprecating humor that I previously did not associate with No Impact Man, the blog.

Me not being a fan of non fiction doesn't help, but Beavan does manage to engage the reader when discussing shopping at Farmer's Market, his wife's hatred of bicycles, and her inability to kick caffeine (Right on Sista), he manages to keep one riveted to his little experiment.

All in all I would say "No Impact Man" makes a big impact with those who read it.

I give it 3 green thumbs up!


DK said...

Hm. I've been avoiding reading this because of similar feelings regarding the presumptuousness and snobbery I felt from my couple of visits to the same blog. I've also not been reading the reviews of the book for the same reason. Maybe I'll have to give it a go when I take back this round of library books.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I also thought this would be a presumptuous account, but actually enjoyed the whole book. Heaven knows, I couldn't live in a big city without electricity or refrigeration, or coffee!