"CHANGE MUST COME SOONER RATHER THAN LATER": FIRST EDITION OF DEEP ECONOMY, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY BILL MCKIBBEN
MCKIBBEN, Bill. Deep Economy. The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Times Books, Henry Holt, (2007). Octavo, original half green cloth, original dust jacket. $350.
First edition of the award-winning journalist's call for a "quiet revolution" that shifts global focus to local economies and communities, inscribed in black felt pen on the dedication page by him, "For M— For Community! Bill McKibben."
"An attentive, widely traveled writer and environmentalist… McKibben focuses on questions about the ultimate purposes of economic activity and about how human beings might construct a future. His short-form thesis is: 'A single-minded focus on increasing wealth has driven the planet's ecological systems to the brink of failure, without making us happier.' He asks: 'How did we screw up?'" (New York Times). Michal Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, praises the book for "how it throws the bright light of McKibben's matchless journalism on the vibrant local economies now springing up… Deep Economy fills you with a hope and a sense of fresh possibility." "First Edition 2007" on title page.
A fine copy.