Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 2021
The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.
Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.
John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.
About John Green
John Green is the bestselling author of several young adult novels, including The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. John and his brother Hank run the YouTube channel Crash Course. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his family. Visit the author’s website →