Daily Archive March 29th, 2012

Down-to-Read with Daniela: Get Real: What kind of world are you buying? by Mara Rockliff
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Age Group:
Mature Youth

Genre:
Non-Fiction, Social Awareness, Social Commentary, Self Help

Summary:
Did you know that the average American kid is exposed to advertising messages more than 3000 times a day?

Did you know that when you pay for a chocolate bar, the cocoa farmer doesn’t even get four cents?

Did you know that in a single day, McDonald’s serves up enough waste to fill the Empire State Building?

Truths like these – and more – are exposed in Rockliff’s fascinating, disturbing and mind boggling book on modern society exposed.

My Thoughts:
What a great book and such an important read! Get Real is the kind of book that will really make you re-evaluate your consumer choices. It is bold and informative, without being preachy.

Borrow Get Real: What kind of world are you buying? from your local Vaughan library today!