Author: John Naish (2008)
Review: A fascinating insight into the psychology, sociology and consequences of rampant consumerism by the health lifestyle correspondent of The Times, John Naish. Naish walks us through the early days of human evolution, when our greed and competitiveness gave us an advantageous evolutionary edge, to the modern day when it seems, ultimately, to be hampering our wellbeing due to its toll on our wallet, lifestyles and psychology. The book contains fascinating statistics and tit bits of useful information for armchair environmentalists like me, to chew on, ponder and regurgitate to interested souls. A quick, easy and informative read for anyone intrigued by the ins and outs of the consumer plague that seems to be afflicting our curious species.
Score: 3.5 out of 5!