Advance Praise for The KunstlerCast book
“James Howard Kunstler plainly has a lot to say about the state of the world. And while much of it is bad, bad news — aggressively, congenitally, perhaps even fatally bad — he speaks with such vim and vigor that you find yourself nodding in agreement rather than looking for a noose. Duncan Crary wrangles these free-wheeling conversations masterfully. A bracing dose of reality for an unreal world.”
“Jim and Duncan: erudite, eloquent, with the good sense to be living the way they want right now. Here they converse at length and with good humor about the hilariously grotesque North American nightmare of car-addicted suburban sprawl. Make use of their wit and wisdom to plan your escape from it, or sit back and laugh with them if you already have.”
“James Howard Kunstler is one of the great thinkers of our time. Duncan Crary has compiled a collection of interviews with him that are so enlightening yet casual that the reader feels like they’re eavesdropping into the den of Kunstler’s prodigious mind.”
“Kunstler is the most authoritative, audacious and prescient writer of urbanism in America today. His analysis of the converging factors closing in on cities in the 21st Century is critical to understand the future of America, and its options moving forward. Kunstler understands cities, and the failures of suburban sprawl, like no other. Prepare to be enlightened, infuriated and amused.”
Earlier praise for The KunstlerCast podcast, upon which this book is based.
“Two weeks after the bailout heard round the world, and with three weeks to go until one of the most anticipated presidential elections in American history, journalist-turned-novelist James Howard Kunstler’s got a lot to say. He loves sermonizing about the cause-effect relationship between suburban sprawl and everything from obesity to American dependence on oil. And he’s saying it all via the Web, through a weekly podcast that offers some of the smartest, most honest urban commentary around—online or off.”
“Billed as “a weekly conversation about the tragic comedy of suburban sprawl,” the KunstlerCast delivers the goods, with inspired rants on a variety of subjects related to American places (and non-places) and the coming peak oil reality.”