Maybe One: A Case for Smaller Families

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Penguin Publishing Group
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5.29 X 8.0 X 0.71 inches | 0.43 pounds

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About the Author
Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, and Deep Economy. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes often for Harper's, National Geographic, and the New York Review of Books, among other publications. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and, a global warming awareness campaign that in October 2009 coordinated what CNN called "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history." He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.
"What stands out in this eloquent book... is McKibben's wonderfully illuminating and entertaining work in tracking down our national prejudice against only children and single-child families. There and throughout this call to arms, the reader feels the added dimension of a father's love."--Publishers Weekly

"A timely book."--Booklist

"An impassioned call for Americans to limit their offspring in the name of the planet."--Kirkus Reviews

"A warmly personal exploration of what may be humankind's most compelling dilemma."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"One of those rare books that encourages the reader to think and gives us the tools with which to do so; it has a point of view without ever becoming doctrinaire. For all its sobering issues, it is a delight to read. McKibben is that better kind of optimist, one who sees a problem and finds liberation in sculpting an answer."--The Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review

"Compelling."--The Boston Globe