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Friday, May 2, 2008

Green Book Week - Green Chic review and giveaway

Green book week!It's Friday. It's time for a fun green book giveaway. The book, Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style, by Christie Matheson was just published in March 2008 and was featured in Glamour Magazine's April issue.

According to the press release:
Green Chic is a perfect resource for women who want to start making a difference in their environment, but think that it may ruin their chic lifestyle. In fact, this book shows that going green is inherently stylish. Written from the perspective of someone who does not recycle, who doesn't wear hemp clothing and who loves to take long showers, it's informative and entertaining style will relate to anyone who wants to live more environmentally friendly.

Green ChicUnlike other books on the subject, it's not about buying your way to being green—or just appearing green—it's about shifting your mindset, changing your attitude, and developing a personal style that is green. And being truly green is, surprisingly, inherently chic. With Green Chic, consumers can discover exciting, efficient, and effective ways to be environmentally conscious, and take the stylish path toward saving the planet.

Based on that description, I fully expected the book to focus on fashion and home decor. In fact, I was rather excited to read a different take on environmentalism, kind of an Organic Style meets Natural Home and Garden, but more fashion and more green.

Unfortunately, I didn't find it to be any more chic or stylish than the seemingly dozens of other green books that have been published in the last year. It's mostly about how to incorporate green living into your daily life, not unlike The Green Book.

However, if you are just starting out greening up your life, it makes for a decent reference guide or if you have someone you gently want to convert, it is a suitable read. My one gripe with the book is her treatment of reusable menstrual products.

If you are interested in entering the book giveaway, add your name to the comments for a chance to win this book. The contest ends today, Friday, May 2nd, at 6:00 pm PST. I'll announce the winner on Saturday. Time's up!

49 comments:

Kimberly said...

Count me in!

Robin Shreeves said...

Add me, please.

JenHarper said...

I'd like to read this book!

laurel said...

Add me too, please.

DramaMama said...

Sounds good...throw my name in please!

Anonymous said...

Wow Crunchy! Another book? YAY! Count me in too! Debbie C

Sweetpeas said...

Having something to share w/ my very not green friends, sounds good, I think they all just think I'm a freak LOL. Count me in!

Mamikaze said...

count me in :)

Jacki said...

I do hope I win one of these books, they all sound so interesting. Still hoping and praying all is well with your husband.

noradawn said...

Add me, too, please!

mary-jo said...

Add me, please.

margaret said...

Okay. I've never been chic in my life, but green chic sounds worth a try.

Emily said...

Please add me to the draw, thanks!

loving green said...

here i am, very excited about this one!

Quoda said...

This book looks fun! Add my name!

eco 'burban mom said...

well, it's too bad that fashion and chic-ness arenn't a key topic, I know I could use the eco-fashion advice! (Do ratty old cargo pants and a scrubby t-shirt count as fashion?!?) Anyways, count me in for the drawing. I am stating to sound like a broken record, but this book has been on my library hold list for eons too!

Sandy said...

Toss my name in the hat Crunch. I've never even heard of this book!

Sareen said...

I'm in.

Ashley said...

Oh, I write a blog for 20 somethings on all things green. I'd LOVE to do a book review of this on my blog!!

So, yes, COUNT ME IN.

Jess said...

Put me in, I can use all the help I can get ;)

Judy N. said...

Add me to the list Please.

Sweetly Single said...

I'm in! I'm new around these parts and just wanted to say... you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Sure, count me in. - Erin E.

just ducky said...

Yeah...me too...

Cynthia said...

Please enter my name into the drawing! I have other friends who will book-pool this read!!!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

count me in!

emerzim said...

I'm a greening newbie. Sounds like I could learn a thing or two from this book. I'm in!

cindy24 said...

Thanks for all of these.
Count me in.

Pen of Jen said...

count me in too!

lindbeam said...

i'm all about it!

Anonymous said...

Me too!

Erin C.

Jennifer said...

Count me it, too!

LS said...

I'm in... Thanks!

pink dogwood said...

count me in :)

keysfamily said...

yes, please.

MikeandCharlsie said...

Count me in please!

mochaboudica said...

Count me in!! I want to be tres chic and tres green!

hoorayparade said...

woot!
i'd like to be added, mam.

Amy said...

Add me, please!

melpaco said...

Count me in too please. Sending all my positive thoughts to you and your family. :O)

Penny in VT said...

What a cool book! Count me in too! :)

Thanks - Penny

tigers fan said...

I am in, this one sounds fun!

kssnflwr said...

I want to win!!Please! Please!
Melissa

ajoyfulmama said...

Yes, please!

Walking Green said...

Add me in! Hope all is going well!

Head Lima Bean said...

i'm in

Melissa said...

Would love to read this!

rhgirly31 said...

Count me in.

Jane_hates_Dick said...

I'd love to read it.

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