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"Derrick Jensen is in search [of] solutions to these times of despair with interviews of amazing authors, philosophers, activists, and environmentalists. . . . It drives home deeply that there is a serious crisis modern civilization is facing but does allow for hope and a solution." —Razorcake (July 30, 2011)

About the Author

Hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the widely acclaimed author of Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe (a finalist for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize), and Walking on Water, among many others. Jensen's writing has been described as "breaking and mending the reader's heart" (Publishers Weekly). His latest book: How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth from Civilization (PM Press) is a collection of interviews with ten activists who have devoted their lives to undermining the destructive dominant culture. Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. He lives in Crescent City, California.
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Product Details

  • Series: PM Press
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: PM Press (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604860030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604860030
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,140,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Caren Black on May 3, 2010
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If you are new to Derrick Jensen's writing, this may well be the book for you. However, if you've already read a couple of his books, I suggest you stay away from this one. It reads and feels as though his publisher wanted a new book out right away, so he turned to the time-worn solution of gathering a bunch of old material into a collection and publishing it in a "new" book.

The essays are ten years old and simply cannot follow Endgame,for example. This is not cutting-edge Jensen. More like "mild mannered" Jensen. It certainly won't stop my reading Jensen, nor abate my enthusiasm for him or his work. But, this book is definitely a detour from his usual excellence, and this review is my warning signpost to other Jensen followers to use their time and dollars more wisely than I did.
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Derrick Jensen selected an amazing range of diverse people, in a way that seems to tie them all together, like different colors of threads in a blanket.
Many of different people's answers finally answered some of my 30 years lingering questions collecting dust. Many of my personal observation of the world were finally aligned with other's similar observations and it's now in print. For example; Jan Lundberg commented how it's too bad that economics and the real world so rarely intersect. After meeting so many people trying to convince me that more business, more money, more junk is the way to go, it's truly validating to have all of DJ's interviewees to confirm what I've suspected all along.
Another great example, regarding to problematic relationships in the modern world; David Abram: Another human cannot possibly provide all of the outrageously diverse and vital nourishment with dragonflies and swallowtails and stones and lichen and wolves. It's just not possible. We used to carry on personal relationships with the sun and the moon and the stars!
Derrick's interview was refreshing in that he bravely counterattacked some people reminding them alternative views that even that they did not think of, thus challenging them to stretch their own minds a bit.

At last, interviewing a Native American Indian lawyer, named Vine Deloria blew me away with stories of multiple tribes; once again, confirming a lot of what I knew deep down but had no direct proof but my own intuition. I find this reader friendly and great for holiday or birthday gifts for those who care about our world.
Thanks, Derrick, for a splendid job!
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This was my first Derrick Jensen book. He interviews a diverse range of activists, researchers, theologians, writers, and artists. The discussion that ensues challenges my ideas of being good to the earth. It makes me re-examine my ideas of power, class, laws, and civilization. After trying to read a few Chomsky books and never getting through one, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to think more deeply about their actions as an individual, as a country, as a society, as a being on this planet. Thorough in depth of subject matter but accessible to any literate person.
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Civilized life, is it really the only option? "How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth From Civilization" takes an original and revolutionary approach to the health concerns many Americans face. Saying that humanity is made for a more uncivilized life, in tune with nature, he offers a possible new way for people to live their lives, one that manages to be oxymoronically traditional and untraditional at the same time. "How Shall I Live My Life?" is intriguing and enlightening, making it a solid read and a recommended edition to personal Self-Help/Self-Improvement reading lists and community library reference collections.
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