Edward Humes' Work Is Rubbish

The author of 'Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash' discusses how he became fascinated with garbage.Edward Humes is a man of eclectic storytelling tastes. A former journalist awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a series of stories he wrote for the Orange County Register on the military establishment in Southern California, Humes has written 11 nonfiction books on subjects including how the GI Bill transformed the American Dream, Southern justice and the Dixie Mafia, and the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County.

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    Back then, notes Edward Humes in “Door to Door: The Magnificent ... And if I’d done it, we would not have the important and assiduously researched work that we have here. The system by which we move our goods and ourselves is badly broken.
    04/29/2016 - 12:00 am | View Link
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    Statistics are a powerful ally, and Humes gathers and wields them masterfully…[This is an] important and assiduously researched work…The system by which we move our goods and ourselves is badly broken. It does not need fixing. It needs rethinking.
    02/29/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
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    This is an excerpt from "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash," an exploration of garbage and its place in America, by Edward Humes. The book is available ... each forming a small piece of a much larger work, sprawling and unique.
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