Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World (Paperback)

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From a millennial climate activist, an exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe

“Strikingly perceptive.” —Jenny Offill, author of Weather

“Beautifully rendered and bracingly honest.” —Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

Warmth is a new kind of book about climate change: not what it is or how we solve it, but how it feels to imagine a future--and a family--under its weight. In a fiercely personal account written from inside the climate movement, Sherrell lays bare how the crisis is transforming our relationships to time, to hope, and to each other. At once a memoir, a love letter, and an electric work of criticism, Warmth goes to the heart of the defining question of our time: how do we go on in a world that may not?

About the Author

Daniel Sherrell is an organizer born in 1990. He helped lead the campaign to pass landmark climate justice legislation in New York and is the recipient of a Fulbright grant in creative nonfiction. Warmth is his first book.

Praise For…

Advance praise for Warmth:

“Sherrell brilliantly balances despair and hope in his searing debut . . . [with] nuanced reflections on how a caring and thoughtful person should respond to climate change . . . This indelible, necessary work makes a global issue deeply personal.” Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

“Insightful reflections from a thoughtful, energetic activist.” Kirkus Reviews

“Sherrell's strikingly perceptive book is neither a prescription for hope or for despair, but a call for a clear-eyed examination of one of the most pressing questions of our time—what do we owe the next generation?” —Jenny Offill, New York Times bestselling author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation

“Beautifully rendered and bracingly honest, this book helped me do the impossible: live in the space between grief and hope.” —Jenny Odell, New York Times bestselling author of How to Do Nothing

“Searchingly honest, this fine book is the work of someone actively engaged in the most important fight of our time (maybe of all time), and also of a writer able to establish the necessary distance. Dan Sherrell is smart, obviously, but he's also something much more important: open, vulnerable, able to face fully that which we all must grapple with in this overheating century.” —Bill McKibben, New York Times bestselling author of Falter

“In this insider account of the struggle for the earth against the forces of corporate greed that threaten it, Daniel Sherrell has written a tender letter to the uncertain future—at once intimate and angry, exasperated and brave.” —Anne Boyer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Undying

Warmth is a moving, beautifully written memoir of an activist's coming-of-age in this era of climate disruption. It is also a powerful and profound meditation on writing, language and story-telling, and their relationship to politics and activism.” —Amitav Ghosh, author of The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

“Little has been written that so vividly captures what it is like to be young and so-very-much alive in the wealthiest nation in the world as it comes undone. Daniel Sherrell’s Warmth is a groundbreaking work that illustrates how to fight—emotionally, intellectually, physically, with all one’s might—for a future worth inhabiting.” —Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

“An urgent cri de coeur from a passionate and clear-eyed new talent.” —Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of The Ministry for the Future

“[Warmth] speaks powerfully to all generations . . . Impassioned, conflicted, dogged, poetic, hugely intelligent, Warmth is a personal meditation on how to act and grieve at the same time, how to keep faith and fight for the future as you watch it disappear.” —Kim Mahood, author of Position Doubtful

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143136538
ISBN-10: 0143136534
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English