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John Green | The Anthropocene Reviewed (virtual)

This is a virtual event in partnership with Charis Books & More (GA), Thank You Books (AL), and Blue Willow Bookshop (TX). Tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite.

The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.

Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.

John Green's gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of books including Looking for AlaskaThe Fault in Our Stars, and Turtles All the Way Down. His books have received many accolades, including a Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and an Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the writer and host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed. With his brother, Hank, John has co-created many online video projects, including Vlogbrothers and the educational channel Crash Course. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He will be in conversation with his brother, Hank Green, New York Times best-selling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor.

Register here.


$1 of the ticket purchase will go to the Sierra Leone branch of Partners in Health (PIH), an organization that supplies poor communities with medical resources and works with local governments to establish long-term healthcare infrastructure. With a focus on maternal health Sierra Leone will build and staff a Maternal Center of Excellence in the government hospital with an NICU, operating rooms, and more.

Can't attend live? All ticketholders will have access to the event recording for 10 days.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609