What the environmental movement has been waiting for is a plane-frequenting, blissfully ignorant comedian with no green credibility whatsoever to tackle one of the most important issues of our time. When non-expert Mark Watson announced his intention to spend the year becoming less Crap At The Environment, within 24 hours, 500 mates and fans had joined him. He lived for (almost) a week without plastic. He ransacked libraries in order to read frightening books on climate change. He lured audiences outside to plant trees, confronted his morbid fear of bike-riding, even started eating vegetables. And a man who began 2007 as a blight on the planet ended up coming to the attention of the most famous almost-president in the world, Al Gore ...
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'Expect to hear plenty more about him' -- Observer 'Packed with brilliant observations and sharp one-liners' -- The Times on A Light-hearted Look at Murder 'Intelligent, humane and desperately funny' -- Independent on Sunday 'Eloquence and wit ... an absolute gem' -- Metro 'Woody Allen and William Boyd have had a bastard love-child and his name is Mark Watson' -- Stephen Fry 'A quirky, irreverant take on the green lifestyle ... an accessible antidote to the flood of more worthy environmental titles already available ... in comical, self-deprecating style' -- Bookseller '[One of] the new green heroes.' -- Sunday Times on CRAP AT THE ENVIRONMENT 'Mark Watson comes across like a green St Paul to Al Gore's Jesus Christ' -- BBC List 'Despite his irrational fear of cycling and uselessness at crafts; he can write an accessible environmental book which is both informative and laugh out loud funny, or, if you prefer, "funformative"' -- The List 'Unpretentious, informative and very, very funny. Buy it for all your friends, or buy one and share. Imagine all the tree you'll save!' -- Herald Sun, Australia 'Funny, at times bizarre ... full of nervous energy' -- Sunday Express
About Mark Watson
Mark Watson is one of the UK's most talked-about stand-up comedians. He has won and been nominated for many awards, most recently Time Out Critics Choice (2006), the if.comeddies Panel Prize for the Edinburgh Fringe (2006), Barry Award for Outstanding Show at the Melbourne Festival (2006), Times/South Bank Breakthrough Award (2006) and Perrier Best Newcomer Award (2005). His Radio 4 series 'Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better' aired in Spring 2007. Mark is renowed in comedy circles for having performed four marathon stand-up shows - lasting 24, 33, 36 and 24 hours - the last of which had an environmental theme and involved planting trees in Edinburgh and cycle races in the Meadows. His fiction debut, Bullet Points, was published in 2004: 'simply a great novel, full stop.' (Matt Thorne)
Crap at the Environment by Mark Watson
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