Today as a part of the Green Books campaign, I am reviewing Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt. At 1:00 pm EST today, 200 bloggers are taking a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books.
As a mother who is overwrought with eco-anxiety and green guilt, I can totally relate to Paige Wolf's new book Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt. Paige does a great job of putting into words what so many of us are feeling, how frustrating it is to be good mother in a world of toxic plastic toys, food colorings, paints and the list goes on and on. For some reason walking through the journey of her neurosis made me feel better about my own struggles with these issues. It is nice to know that I am not alone in what I am feeling. Paige also offers tips on how to deal with these emotions, which should be useful in saving what little sanity I have left. Oh and another reason to read the book is that through Eco-Libris, a tree is planted for every copy sold!
The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable. We invite you to join the discussion on "green" books and support books printed in an eco-friendly manner! A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.