Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to present Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson as they discuss and sign The Scavengers' Manifesto. This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!About the Book:
Call it scavenging, freeganism, or just plain affordable living. A movement is afoot, one that marries the tenets of affordable living with green living. And with the economic downturn, scavenging is no longer just the province of treasure seekers and do-it-yourselfers. Instead, it has become a fun, creative lifestyle choice for families and individuals looking to do less with more.
Combining tips and strategies with science and philosophy, The Scavengers' Manifesto traces the evolution of scavenging — dissolving ancient prejudices that have long tainted it and reclaiming it as a wise, crucial practice in a nation that discards more than 250 million tons of trash every year.About the Authors:
Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson live the scavenging life. Almost everything in their home has been swapped, thrifted or found — that is, not bought new or full-price. Even their garden blooms with a mix of flowers, vegetables and herbs, all from seeds obtained for free.
Rufus and Lawson are also critically acclaimed authors. Rufus is best known for writing Party of One: A Loner’s Manifesto and, recently, Stuck: Why We Can’t (or Won’t) Move On. She has also written for many publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Salon.com. Lawson's award-winning book, Darwin and Evolution for Kids, has been published in five languages. (booksense)