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Marginalia: John Green On 'The Anthropocene Reviewed'

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When you hear the name “John Green” you might think of him as a Vlogbrother, with his brother Hank. Or you might recall that he wrote the book The Fault in Our Stars, which was made into a movie. Or you might remember that he wrote other books: Turtles All the Way Down, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. But my earliest memory of John Green was in April of 2005. He had just published his debut novel for young adults, Looking for Alaska, and I was one of seven booksellers and librarians visiting with John Green at a restaurant in Kansas City.

I was an early fan. I read all of the books I just mentioned. And then he decided to write a book of essays: The Anthropocene Reviewed. I recently spoke with John about the book. Here's our conversation:

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green was published by Dutton.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.