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The Colbert Report Features "The Story Of Stuff" Author Annie Leonard

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Environmental filmmaker, and now author, Annie Leonard recently appeared on The Colbert Report to unveil her newest book, “The Story of Stuff.”

The book is based on the digital film she made in 2007, which so far has been viewed by more than 10 million people. Good Lord!  In short, it explains how the things we own end up owning us, and how over-consumption creates more of a problem than it’s worth. Leonard explains:

“Our quest for more stuff, and then the work you have to do to maintain it, is taking the place of things that provide deeper happiness, things like leisure time, time with family, having a sense of purpose beyond yourself, the quality of your social relations. Study after study shows that the things that really makes people happy is not that new flat-screen TV, but it’s having a sense of community and a sense of purpose.”

Let’s also not forget how all that “stuff” is affecting the environment! Big time suckage! Wanna know more? Check out the video after the jump to watch the entire interview and make sure to pick up a copy of “The Story of Stuff.”


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