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  • By: John Green
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A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from number-one best-selling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast.

The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centred planet - from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu - on a five-star scale.

Complex and rich with detail, the Anthropocene's reviews have been praised as 'observations that double as exercises in memoiristic empathy'. John Green's gift for storytelling shines throughout this artfully curated collection that includes both beloved essays and all-new pieces exclusive to the book.

©2021 John Green (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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I give The Anthropocene Reviewed.. 5 stars.

As an avid fan and lover of both John and Hank Green and vlogbrothers for many years, this book has extensively made me feel more connected to the brothers. The premise of this book is unique and filled with wonderous experiences that John articulates in an encapsulating way. Reading (or listening to) this book encourages the reader to investigate their thoughts and actions in the Anthropocene as experienced daily.

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The philosophy of anxiety

Great book. I don't usually swing at the short story format but loved this. This book will make you cry, stare at clouds and stars and feel deeply about everything for a week or so.
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The book we needed in 2021

Filled with love, sorrow and laughter, this is the book we needed right now. Thanks John.

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depressing and distressing

whilst this is a good book, some chapters where overwhelming and left me in a blubbering heap. you've been warned.

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I rate this experience 5 stars

Philosophical ideas interwoven with beautiful anecdotes and great humour. Something only John Green could do.

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a book that marks this time in history

I like to think about what insights it's will be to people in 100 years

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The Anthropocene is what it is

This is an amazing and quiet original look of the anthropocene. The translation from podcast to audiobook is great, although I really liked the “end credits” of the podcast. That is the announcers yelling for a goal or the prolonged bird songs.

But nonetheless, I give the Anthropocene Reviewed … five stars!

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

This was not what I expected. I guess I was expecting the authors perspective about the current world climate, politically, geographically, as well as economically. I was pleasantly surprised to see it as more a memoir of events that have contributed to the author's mind set. Absolutely loved it! Emotional, comical, logical! it had everything I have been needing lately. John Green, I thank you very much for expert narration and I will continue to follow you.

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I cried and laughed and now feel less alone.

this book made me reconsider and consider a lot that we just don't day to day. written through the pandemic and read during the pandemic makes this a special book and reading leaves me feeling less alone.

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I give the Anthropocene Reviewed, 5 stars.

Put simply, this is a beautiful book. Full little journeys which we get to spend with a man I thought I could not admire any more than I did, until I read this book.

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