A timely polemic on greed- how it drove our ancesters out of their caves but is now sending us careering towards our destruction.
Richard Girling is a senior feature writer for the Sunday Times Magazine. He has been awarded the title Journalist of the Year for two years in a row at the Press Gazette Environmental Press Awards 2008 and 2009. He has also been named Specialist Writer of the Year at the UK Press Awards in 2002 and was also shortlisted for this award in 2005 and 2006. He has been a consultant to the former Department of the Environment and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and author of campaigns for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). He is currently a trustee of the Tree Council.
Some cracking sections . . . there's stuff to make your jaw drop .
. . Girling also has a very good ear for the telling quotation. --
Sam Leith * Daily Mail *
In the course of his wide-ranging and brilliantly written polemic...Girling demonstrates just why we need to keep the monster firmly on the leash. * Sunday Times *
His observations are insightful. * Daily Telegraph *
Richard Girling's Greed is a book to curl up with . . . also curling your lip and maybe your fists as well. Beware though, he has one or two surprises in store . . . * Classic FM *
Lively and energetic... an enriching exploration into the ways in which greed and its progeny - selfishness, jealousy, and ambition - are essential to our wellbeing, enjoyment and more,and to our success as human beings. * Good Book Guide *