ISBN 9780241956182 – Penguin (General UK) – Penguin UK: Paperback 576 pp – May 2015
Born in Montreal in 1970, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international bestseller No Logo, which was shortlisted for the Guardian first book award. Translated into twenty-five languages, No Logo was called "a movement bible" and placed Naomi Klein at the vanguard of a new wave of considering globalisation and corporations. In Blank is Beautiful, Klein will once again revolutionize our way of thinking.Naomi Klein writes an internationally syndicated column for the Guardian and her articles appear in numerous publications, including The Nation, The New Statesman, Newsweek International, the New York Times and the Village Voice. A collection of her work, titled Fences and Windows- Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, was published in October 2002. For the past six years, Klein has travelled throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe, tracking the rise of anticorporate activism. She is a frequent media commentator and university guest lecturer and was a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. Her latest book is The Shock Doctrine- The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Penguin, 2007).
Forget everything you think you know about climate change. It’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced- the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. International Bestseller ‘The most important book I’ve read all year – perhaps in a decade . . . crucially, she leaves the reader with a sense of optimism.’ Stephanie Merritt, Observer, Books of the Year ‘A book of such ambition and consequence it is almost unreviewable . . . The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.’ Rob Nixon, The New York Times ‘A book that changes our understanding of the world.’ Libby Blanchard, Huffington Post ‘Naomi is like a great doctor – she can diagnose problems nobody else sees.’ Alfonso Cuarón ‘Damn right, this changes everything . . . one of the greatest nonfiction works of all time . . . not just a book. It is a path of survival.’ D. R. Rucker, Washington Monthly