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"Living in the Long Emergency" interview with James Howard Kunstler

An #indiebookstoreboost post to support independent bookstores in the Capital Region during the time of coronavirus


An #indiebookstoreboost post. 
A NYS Writers Institute / WAMC Northeast Public Radio initiative to support independent bookstores in the Capital Region during the time of coronavirus. Purchase Living in the Long Emergency at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza using this link.  

Read more about #indiebookstoreboost.

In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century--the end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few. Now, he returns with Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living now -- surviving The Long Emergency as it happens.


Jim is the author of more than 20 books, both nonfiction and fiction, including The Geography of Nowhere, Too Much Magic, and the World Made By Hand series, set in a post-economic-collapse American future.


He started his journalism career at the Boston Phoenix, worked at the former Knickerbocker News in Albany, and was an editor and staff writer for Rolling Stone before "dropping out" to write books. He has published op-eds and articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The American Conservative. He was born and raised in New York City but has lived in upstate New York for many years.

Jim's kunstler.com website includes a trove of material, including a gallery of his paintings, a link to his long-running podcast, his "eyesore of the month" slideshow of architectural atrocities, links to his books and previous writings.


Through his popular blog, Clusterf**ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country. They've shared their stories with him--sometimes over years of correspondence--and in Living in the Long Emergency, he shares them with his readers, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what's really going on "out there" in the US--and beyond.


Coming from all walks of life, the individuals in Living in the Long Emergency have one thing in common: their stories acutely illustrate the changing realities real people are facing -- and coping with -- every day. In profiles of their fascinating lives, Jim paints vivid, human portraits that offer a "slice of life" from people whose struggles and triumphs all too often go ignored.



Support your local independent bookstore

An #indiebookstoreboost post.


A NYS Writers Institute / WAMC Northeast Public Radio initiative to support independent bookstores in the Capital Region during the time of coronavirus.


Purchase Living in the Long Emergency at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza using this link.


Read more about #indiebookstoreboost.



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