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No impact man: the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process

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A guilty liberal swears off plastic, goes organic, and becomes a tree-hugging lunatic—while dragging his baby and Prada-wearing wife along for the ride.
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title No impact man: the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process
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title_sort no impact man the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process
title_sub the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet, and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process