Art & Soul: The Art Of Well Being - Wonder, Hope, And Human Connection With Author John Green

May 20, 2021

The Anthropocene Revisited by John Green
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With more than 50 million books in print worldwide, John Green’s acclaimed novels include The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and, most recently, Turtles All The Way Down. Many know him and his brother Hank for their contemporary, thought-provoking YouTube videos, but now he is sharing something new.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Green about his latest book explaining his perspectives about many different facets of our lives and how the pandemic has created an even bigger need for hope and the human connection.


Even though John Green is a household name for his fiction, his essays have long been at the core of his workIn "THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED," Green takes on aspects of the Anthropocene, our current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In the collection, Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet–from Canadian geese and Staphylococcus aureus to Diet Dr. Pepper and Halley’s Comet–on a five-star scale. 

Author John Green
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Lisa and John Green discuss their shared views of sunsets and whispering and talk about his experiences looking for more wonder and hope in the world, especially at a time when so many of us are hitting a pandemic wall, and it could make you stop and truly marvel at the world for the first time in a long time.

  

**Special thanks to Paul Keller for providing the Art & Soul theme music.**

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu