COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends,
 
We are closed to the public, until further notice. If you have a pending order, we will be in touch next week. 

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Author Event: Living in the Long Emergency by J. H. Kunstler CANCELLED

Due to the coronavirus threat, our April events have been cancelled. We will reschedule at a later date. 

Please join us for an author talk and book signing. Our guest will be James Howard Kunstler, who will discuss his new book, Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. 

In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century--the end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few. Now, he returns with a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living now--surviving The Long Emergency as it happens.

Through his popular blog, Clusterf**ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country. They've shared their stories with him--sometimes over years of correspondence--and in Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, he shares them with us, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what's really going on "out there" in the US--and beyond.

Coming from all walks of life, the individuals you'll meet in these pages have one thing in common: their stories acutely illustrate the changing realities real people are facing--and coping with--every day. In profiles of their fascinating lives, Kunstler paints vivid, human portraits that offer a "slice of life" from people whose struggles and triumphs all too often go ignored.

With personal accounts from a Vermont baker, homesteaders, a building contractor in the Baltimore ghetto, a white nationalist, and many more, Living in the Long Emergency is a unique and timely exploration of how the lives of everyday Americans are being transformed, for better and for worse, and what these stories tell us both about the future and about human perseverance.

 

James Howard Kunstler is the author of more than twenty books, both nonfiction and fiction, including The Geography of NowhereThe Long EmergencyToo Much Magic, and the World Made By Hand series, set in a post-economic-collapse American future. Kunstler started his journalism career at the Boston Phoenix and was an editor and staff writer for Rolling Stone, before "dropping out" to write books. He's published op-eds and articles in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The American Conservative. He was born and raised in New York City but has lived in upstate New York for many years.

Event date: 

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816

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