Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist - Bill McKibben
In Oil and Honey (Times Books, $26), Bill McKibben describes his personal transformation from writer and environmentalist to environmental activist. He narrates his journey to the leadership of the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, which just this past February organized the largest climate rally in U.S. history. The book also tells the story of McKibben’s equally impactful foray into beekeeping. A passionate lover of nature, McKibben draws lessons from these creatures that have both moral and philosophical relevance to the environmental movement. It is this connection to the land that fuels the author’s fire and vigor as an activist. After reading about his journey, any reader would willingly act alongside him.