THE SPINE FEBRUARY 23, 2007
You are not going to believe this. John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry have written a book. When the Public Affairs Books Spring catalogue came along a few weeks ago, it didn't have a title. But by now, on the publisher's web site, it does. And, my God, would you believe it? It's called, This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future. Do you imagine that they've made room for Al Gore? It's 352 pages and cost $26.00, minus your discount at Powell's.
I've not seen it. But it's described in the publicity as a "passionate and personal book." I don't know Teresa at all, or how passionate and personal she is. But, finally, we'll see what John means by passionate and
personal. Here's a note from John in the catalogue: "My mother's example
was lifelong. She was ahead of the curve, advocating river cleanup,
serving on the town's Board of Health, starting a recycling program and always with her Audubon guide nearby. I squirrel-and- woodchuck hunted as a kid. I dug my toes into the mud and seaweed of Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, looking for clams and mussels, which were abundant and edible in those days ... I was introduced to the fragility and power of oceans and mountains and given a sense of responsibility for the stewardship of these God-given gifts."
The publisher tells us that the book "combines intensive research with keenly observed personal experiences..." "It also includes an extensive guide on where and how readers can get involved."