Saving the World and Being Happy (the Computer Ager)
No Logo meets The World According to Garp, as Saving the World and Being Happy charts Nathaniel Papulous' life from lovelorn schoolboy and computer nerd to head of the all-powerful International Hope-ist Movement. He wins, loses, and regains the love of the beautiful Rosemary, and succeeds in bringing the greedy multinational corporations to heel, thus "saving the world."Opening in the portentous style of Victorian biography, Saving the World and Being Happy delights in taking sideswipes at such issues as celebrity culture, Muzak and product placement while never losing sight of its main themes: the concentration of wealth in the hands of a corrupt few, the related increase in global poverty, and the (deliberately?) divided nature of the political left.This is a quirky and uplifting book, interweaving political satire, romance, music and art. If you don't feel like "uniting and fighting" you will at least view the world through new eyes. We're all Hope-ists now!
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