Once relegated to the status of 1960s hippies, New Age journalists are just now coming into their own--and being listened to. Credit Rodale Press, in part, for generating the genuineness and trust that today pervade the words natural
, among other adjectives and nouns. In fact, Bond (Better Basics for the Home,
1999) covers the proverbial waterfront, with chapters devoted to fire, earth, water, and air to healthy alternatives for indoor pesticides (try the safe sugar ant hotel). Every page includes at least one clue or tip about natural choices; in the dining-living-family room section, for instance, Bond discusses pet care and the reduction of lead risks while taking a virtual tour of this space. The biggest issue? How best to locate all of Bond's ideas, recipes, recommendations, and techniques in a text layout that's alarmingly placid and without enough differentiating call-outs? Speaking from the heart (her central nervous system is permanently damaged because of pesticides), she gives hundreds of reasons to start infiltrating a bit of health into our homes. Barbara JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
has the power to change the way we live and breathe. You will feel healed--and whole--just by reading this book: It's a beautiful thing. Annie B. Bond, mistress of the green household and expert on chemical poisoning, gives us remedies for the toxins that ail us. She spells out the ingredients for the good life and the illuminating benefits of sun and candlelight, and she identifies the quiet needs of the everyday. Stockpile copies of Home Enlightenment
and give them to everyone you care about. (Amy Goldman, advocate for agricultural biodiversity and author of three books on heirloom vegetables: The Compleat Squash, Melons for the Passionate Grower, and The Heirloom Tomato
Change is all about knowing what to change. We as a culture have much to change, and it's always a question how we should make those changes. In a style 'only Annie,' Annie opens the door to your home, reveals the invisible, and helps you weave necessary change into everyday life. I have followed Annie's sound advice for years. (Jeffrey Hollender, president of Seventh Generation, Inc.
Leave it to Annie B. Bond to create the ultimate healthy-home, living-well guide with all the right ingredients--soothing solutions, sensuality, and a whole lot of good sense. (Wendy Gordon, founder of the National Geographic Society's Green Guide
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