Stephanie Mills has been engaged in the ecology movement for more than thirty years, and in 1996 was named by Utne Reader as one of the world's leading visionaries. Her books include Whatever Happened to Ecology? (Sierra Club Books, 1989), In Service of the Wild (Beacon Press, 1995), and Turning Away from Technology (Sierra Club Books, 1997). A prolific writer and speaker on issues of ecology and social change, Mills lives in the Great Lakes Bioregion in the Upper Midwest.
Simple Pleasures: Thoughts on Food, Friendship, and Lifeby Stephanie Mills
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In Simple Pleasures: Thoughts on Food, Friendship, and Life we have highlighted two chapters from Stephanie Mill’s reflection the pleasures, as well as the virtues and difficulties, of a perhaps simpler than average North American life. It is a thoughtful paean to living, like Thoreau, a deliberate life. Mill’s writing is beautifully crafted, fluid, inspiring, and enlightening, and these chapters encourage you to take a moment to reflecton your own life. It celebrates the pleasures, beauty, and fulfillment of a simple life, a goal well worth striving for.
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I LOVE this topic and the humor of this author's poetry I am sorry that I didn't know of her til just recently. I have had issues to deal with. I am glad I am just late. It is a pleasure. A great awareness builder. Suz
Simple Pleasures Note: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received. The author is a very eloquent writer, and she is very passionate about the subject that she speaks of. The beginning is beautiful, powerful, intense and amazing. The middle seemed like an unorganized rant as she tells of the anger she feels with the human race for ruining the planet and the beauty it holds. The end happened abruptly and I was left sad because I wanted so much more. Her words stayed with me, though, long after I was done reading … and because of that, I have picked up more of her writings.