Speaking of Nonfiction Books . . .

My guide to environmentally aware living, Living Green: The Missing Manual, releases today. It’s written under the name Nancy Conner. (That’s not an alias, by the way, it was my name when I started writing nonfiction books. When I got married last year, I decided to stick with Nancy Conner for nonfiction and use Nancy Holzner for fiction.)

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Here’s the publisher’s description:

Taking care of the earth is more important than ever. Living Green: The Missing Manual is an all-in-one resource packed with practical advice on ways you can help the environment by making relatively easy, earth-friendly changes in your home routine, work habits, and the way you shop and get around town. This book teaches you how a few small changes can have a big impact.

Taking care of the earth is more important than ever, but the problems we’re facing can seem overwhelming. Living Green: The Missing Manual helps make earth-friendly decisions more manageable by narrowing them down to a few simple choices. This all-in-one resource is packed with practical advice on ways you can help the environment by making simple changes in your home routine, work habits, and the way you shop and get around town. You don’t have to embark on a radical new lifestyle to make a difference. Living Green: The Missing Manual shows you how small changes can have a big impact.

With this book, you will:

  • Learn how to make your home energy efficient and free of toxic chemicals
  • Discover how to reduce waste, repurpose and recycle, and do more with less
  • Build and remodel earth-friendly homes with new techniques and materials
  • Learn tips for buying organic food and what it takes to grow your own
  • Get helpful information on fuel-efficient cars, including hybrid and electric models
  • Make your workplace greener and more cost-effective — from changes at your desk to suggestions for company-wide policies
  • Explore how to choose renewable energies, such as wind and solar power

The book also provides you with ways to connect with like-minded people and offers a survey of exciting new green technologies. Learn how you can help the planet with Living Green: The Missing Manual.

Check out some of my green living tips at the O’Reilly blog or the book’s Amazon page.

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4 responses to “Speaking of Nonfiction Books . . .

  • evijo

    Yeah, Living Green … nice pressenmt… Nice to know this article. Thanks

  • David Watson

    I actually work for a oil and gas company and we try to be environmentally friendly as much as possible, but like anything dealing with fossil fuels we are contributing to the problem. I have recently decided to talk out about it and am in the process of converting my home into using solar power. Even if i only cut my useage in half i am helping and am working with others in my area to do the same. It’s time we showed everyone that changes only takes one person to start it and then for them to help the next person to start and on and on……

    Just my 2 cents.

    David
    http://www.homesolarpowerkits.net

  • Glinda

    Nancy, do you have any word on when (if) an ebook version of this wil be available?

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