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Xerography Debt is a review zine for zine readers by zine writers (and readers). It is a hybrid of review zine and personal zine (the ancestor to many blogs). The paper version has been around since 1999. This blog thing is are attempt to bridge the gap between Web 2.0 and Paper 1.0. Print is not dead, but it is becoming more pixelated.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Review from Davida: AS THE WORLD BURNS: 50 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STAY IN DENIAL

AS THE WORLD BURNS: 50 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STAY IN DENIAL
By Derrick Jensen (Author) and Stephanie McMillan (Illustrator)

A friend sent me AS THE WORLD BURNS: 50 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STAY IN DENIAL without preamble. Reading it reminded me of the experience (not the content) of going to see “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.” I went to see the movie knowing nothing about it and worse yet somehow assuming that it would along the lines of “A Room with a View.” It was like getting visually smacked with viscera. Similarly, I started ATWB with innocence. That shatters after the first few pages and one would have to be an eco-saint not to see one’s own hypocrisy reflected the characters. Jensen and McMillan use fact and humor to explain the world is fucked and we are all responsible. It skewers the myth that changing lightbulbs and recycling are enough. Greedy politicians, ineffectual do-gooders, and aliens are slammed and bunnies are terrorists. A call to arms and arming bears. Highly recommended.

$14.95
224 pages , paperback
Seven Stories Press
ISBN-13: 978-1583227770

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