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James Howard Kunstler says he wrote The Geography of Nowhere, "Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work."

Home From Nowhere was a continuation of that discussion with an emphasis on the remedies. A portion of it appeared as the cover story in the September 1996 Atlantic Monthly. His next book in the series, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, published by Simon & Schuster / Free Press, is a look a wide-ranging look at cities here and abroad, an inquiry into what makes them great (or miserable), and in particular what America is going to do with it's mutilated cities.

His latest book, The Long Emergency, published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in 2005, is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other "converging catastrophes of the 21st Century." The Atlantic Monthly Press also published his novel, Maggie Darling, in 2004. Mr. Kunstler is also the author of eight other novels including The Halloween Ball, An Embarrassment of Riches. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues. Mr. Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948.

He moved to the Long Island suburbs in 1954 and returned to the city in 1957 where he spent most of his childhood. He graduated from the State Univerity of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine.

In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis. He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA , the APA., and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York

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DateTitle
06/17/2009 04:16:06Too Stupid To Survive
12/25/2007 14:49:55A Christmas Eve Story - James Howard Kunstler
11/22/2007 22:21:55Formerly Normal - James Howard Kunstler
11/05/2007 22:51:27Ignoring the Obvious - James Howard Kunstler
10/31/2007 09:21:28Assumptions - James Howard Kunstler
10/22/2007 22:59:03Peak Universe - James Howard Kunstler
10/09/2007 22:55:27The Grass Roots Syndrome - James Howard Kunstler
10/09/2007 17:33:30Two Clues for the Clueless - James Howard Kunstler
09/25/2007 09:52:01Shock and Awe - James Howard Kunstler
09/20/2007 18:02:46Shocked, Shocked! James Howard Kunstler
09/11/2007 10:32:28The Disinformation Society
09/04/2007 10:31:32Crunch Time - Kunstler
08/28/2007 12:53:52Back to School - James Kunstler
08/20/2007 18:06:35Hot Shots - Kunstler
08/14/2007 10:56:46Margin Call
08/13/2007 10:20:26The Open Ocean
08/05/2007 09:30:19Vanishing Point
07/23/2007 14:20:05Peak Tech?
06/25/2007 18:57:25Peak Suburbia - Kunstler
06/18/2007 12:49:00Both Ways - Kunstler
06/12/2007 08:13:41Loose Wheels - Kunstler
05/21/2007 20:55:40The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) - Kunstler
05/15/2007 11:59:25Rigged to Blow - Kunstler
05/08/2007 12:34:31Right Now - Kunstler
05/02/2007 14:18:46Compost Nation - Kunstler
04/23/2007 23:08:04Stocksplosion - Kunstler
04/17/2007 13:13:52Blowing Green Smoke - Kunstler
04/13/2007 13:25:17Spring Break - Kunstler
04/03/2007 08:41:13In the Zone - Kunstler
03/27/2007 17:38:21Zowie - Kunstler
03/14/2007 09:55:46Nausea - Kunstler
03/05/2007 13:24:36Singing the Vegetable Opera - Kunstler
03/01/2007 09:36:36Jim Crow English - Kunstler
02/20/2007 23:31:16The Big Chill - Kunstler
02/13/2007 12:19:52Obamamania - Kunstler
02/05/2007 13:06:17The Agenda Restated - Kunstler
01/30/2007 00:51:03Housing Fetish - Kunstler
01/26/2007 22:53:25In It to Win It - Kunstler
01/16/2007 09:33:03The Cheap Oil Mirage - Kunstler
01/08/2007 23:39:20The Warming - Kunstler
01/03/2007 04:56:55Forecast For the Year Ahead - James Kunstler
12/26/2006 11:51:38Plum Puddings
12/25/2006 07:20:41A Christmas Orphan
12/18/2006 15:33:15Not So Wonderful
11/27/2006 17:35:11The American Fiasco - a Moment of Clarity
11/13/2006 14:55:26Democrats and 'Energy Independence'
11/08/2006 04:39:30Ass Kicking Republicans
10/31/2006 12:48:19McMarching Through Georgia

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