- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Free Press (July 26, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671888250
- ISBN-13: 978-0671888251
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 162 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
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About the Author
James Howard Kunstler is the author of eight novels. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and an editor for Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He lives in upstate New York.
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This book was a marvel to read also because it was written over twenty years ago and is still dead on in its analysis. Post 2008 recession who could argue credibly otherwise? My hope is that millennials will wake up and break the cycle of suburban home buying.
My awakening began in the early 2000 when I got a job working housing construction then later landscaping and later again installing storm doors and windows. Entire suburban neighbourhoods throughout the Midwest are essentially empty and lack any character or soul. There is no community, and no one is around except on weekends. It,s a social and economic disaster. Everyone just works or stays inside getting fatter, more diabetic, and watching their TVs endlessly.
It,s time for an overhaul. Washington, D.C., NY, and Portland hopefully are leading the way. The future of urban design will about creating the framework for organically grown towns, cities, and communities. The suburbs are death and dying.
The part that I loved, first of all, is that there is a new forward in here from 2013-2014. This book was written over 20 years ago, and though a lot of stuff has changed since then, the author took the effort to write about how this book compares to now. A lot of the main concepts in here are definitely still relevant and still seen today in suburbs and urban areas, so it was an interesting read.
The only problem I had, which is the same problem that I have with all nonfiction books (about all sorts of subjects) is the dreaded "second chapter." This is the part of the book where the author describes the history of *insert subject of book* in order for the reader to understand the background. While immensely helpful and even slightly interesting at times, this part of the book seemed to ramble on a bit about things that I really am not going to remember later. That is the only reason I took off a star. I would really give it about 4 1/2 stars.
Other than that, this book was so interesting! The author writes in a style that is informative yet not pretentious. He is definitely knowledgable regarding the field.