Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pg. 99: Catherine Lutz & Anne Lutz Fernandez's "Carjacked"

Today's feature at the Page 99 Test: Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives by Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez.

About the book, from the publisher:
Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile’s contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year.

Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.
Read excerpts and learn more about the book and authors at the official Carjacked website.

The Page 99 Test: Carjacked.

--Marshal Zeringue