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Am I Too Old to Save the Planet?

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The first 20% of this book is spent basically telling the reader how terrible Baby Boomers are. The book misses the mark with its preachy tone and lack of compassion. I was expecting something friendlier and less judgmental, something that looks toward the future rather than berating readers for the past. We can't change the past.

I skipped ahead to the actionable items, and there's a lot of good information in here. Still, I can't recommend this book, given how focused it is on making readers feel guilty rather than inspiring them. The tone is more or less "You have to do these things or the world will come to an end." Maybe some people in their late fifties and older respond well to that, but I doubt it? The book makes me feel less motivated to take action on climate change than when I started it.

This could be a really good book if a developmental editor was called in to fix the tone.

Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Cute title and it did hook me and make me curious. And the book was better than I expected. I think most readers are going to do what I did and skip the first few chapters to get to the meat of it which is what Boomers CAN do. I liked that it wasn't just general suggestions, but rather did cater to us Boomers and where we are in life.

In fact the book does that quite well; I found much of it to be relevant to me and how I live, so though I was prepared to scoff at this book (yes, I'm that kind of boomer) I found myself impressed. This would not be a bad book to keep on your reference shelf and to challenge yourself to take a few of the suggestions to heart.

Thank you to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book. To the other generations: Get this book as a holiday present for the boomers in your life!

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