A former editor of Outside magazine, James Glave humourously recalls building a 260-square-foot, designed-for-sustainability writing studio (which doubles as a suite for in-laws) on Bowen Island, escalating marital tension and debt in the process, in his memoir, Almost Green (Greystone 2008). It's about the environment, not about eco-puritanism. "This movement isn't a crusade,"; he concludes. "It's a series of quiet conclusions reinforced by individual actions. We have to accept our limitations and hypocrisies and not let them bog us down along the way."; $22 978-1-55365-320-2

[BCBW 2008] "Humour"