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, February 21, 2009
This review is from: Gorgeously Green : 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life (Paperback)
Let me start by saying that, in general, I like this book. I was able to find a few tid bits of info that I was unaware of before and that I found helpful. I was happy to be introduced to various websites and items that, again, I had been unaware of before reading this book. However, like many of the other reviewers, I occasionally found the mention of her own product line annoying, I found a few contradictory info that made me wonder about the integrity of the rest of the info I read, and I found that the typos were very annoying, mostly because they did not just apply to the text itself, but also to the websites she promotes (i.e. she refers to [...] which is a furniture website when she should be refering to [...] which sell wooden sunglasses).
My biggest problem with this book is that it's too narrow in scope with regards to the audience it is trying to reach. I am an Hispanic, well educated, overweight, single mother of a biracial 2.5 yo daughter. First, despite the fact that I make a very good living for myself and my daughter, a lot of the products she discusses I would find difficult to afford, even though she herself reports that they are reasonably priced. Second, the clothes she promotes do not sell clothes to woman, who like me, are in a plus size. Third, she does a very poor job at including other races in her book. I suppose if you are an upper Middle Class (if there is such a thing anymore), Caucasian, married, mother of two who is trim and slim this book would be absolutely perfect for you and you wouldn't give variances a second chance.
I would still recommend this book to others but would definately warn them of the above.
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