Player One: What is to Become of Us, by Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 978-0-88784-972-5 * $19.95
Andrew Heintzman, author of The New Entrepreneurs
I’m recommending Player One, by Douglas Coupland. I guess I’m biased, since I’ve always loved Coupland’s writing; I think he’s one of the most original writers around. And though he is known in part for his pop idioms, I always find his work incredibly searching and soulful. Player One puts on display Coupland’s amazing skill as an anthropologist of modern life. Set in a apocalyptical today, it seems to burst with insights about the world we live in, and the people who navigate it with difficulty and sometimes grace. I liked it, and think you will too.
ANDREW HEINTZMAN is president and a co-founder of Investeco Capital, the first Canadian investment company focused exclusively on environmental sectors. He was co-editor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future, all published by House of Anansi Press. Before Investeco, Andrew was a co-founder and publisher of Shift magazine. He lives in Toronto.