Book Reaction: Lawn People

Tim Rosendaul


I really liked this book. I got to see the author of this book one on one, when he came to my World Cities class to discuss his book. From reading this book I could get a sense of what kind of guy he was. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the lawn in the United States and how it’s become a national symbol for an American suburb home. So many people put so much time and effort in keeping their lawn green and perfect. But in fact these people are the sole responsibility for all the chemical run-off in to are local water supply. This book was really enjoyable to read and sparked insightful discussion in class. I think this book should always be a part of the course because it gives you a unique way to look at the lawn as being a place of nature and wilderness.




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