The Story of Stuff Book
What’s in The Story of Stuff book?
After launching The Story of Stuff movie, we received tens of thousands of emails asking for more information about Stuff―for more facts and diagrams and details than we could ever possibly fit into a movie. Annie wrote this book to explore these issues in a deeper way and to share her journey, both personal and material. While exploring where our t-shirts and laptops and books and bottled water come from, Annie also shares her own journey along the way, how she went from being a high school kid interested in forests to a college student fascinated with garbage to an adult who realized that the solutions lay beyond either of those issues in isolation.
The book has all the core information from the movie, plus:
- In-depth detail about the stages of the materials economy – extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal; more facts and examples from all over the world. Annie visited Nigerians resisting oil extraction, garment workers in Haiti, Zero Waste activists in the U.S. and more others.
- More signs of hope with reports of real people working to make real change right now at the local, national and international level.
- Examples of solutions and descriptions of how we can build communities that support environmental and social well-being. This includes policies and practices that any of us – hopefully all of us! – can start working on right now to make the materials economy safe, sustainable and fair.
- And finally, Annie’s own journey. She shares stories of traveling in Bangladesh, South Africa, India and many other places, visiting the factories where our stuff is made and the dumps where it is dumped. She tells us stories of pollution as personal as her own toxic body levels to the site of the largest chemical industrial disaster ever in Bhopal, India. And Annie tells us why, in spite of all the dire environmental data emerging every day, she is full of hope that we can turn things around.
Please, visit us here, if you’d like to order the book online and discover more about the Story of the Stuff in our lives.