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There's a Hippo in my Cistern: From Loaded Lad to Green Dad One Man's Misadventure on the Eco-Frontline

Biography / Memoir

By: Pete May

Harper Collins

Paperback | Jun 2008 | #173054 | ISBN-13: 9780007264315
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The hilarious true-life tale of one man's journey from self-confessed planet-killing lad to eco-friendly, green-crusader Dad set against the backdrop of Cool Britannia, Blair's Britain and the rise of the green movement. Back in the nineties, Loaded journalist, Pete May was your normal twenty-something male: a football mad, beer guzzling, Dr Who watching lad's lad, quite happy surrounding himself with countless pizza boxes, beer cans and other environmentally unfriendly consumer items. Recycling to Pete was a debate about whether he should turn his socks inside out and reuse them. Then one day, out of nowhere, along came eco bunny Nicola - a greener than green environmental activist. Could two people so different really fall for each other? Would Pete ever change his ways and sign up to the green lifestyle of composting loos, freezing cold houses, multiple jumper wearing, chicken rearing, recycling, cycling, energy saving and general self-sufficiency? This is the charming and funny true-life tale of one man's struggle to grapple with the good life, go green and get the girl.

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Pete May is a journalist who has written for Loaded, The Guardian, Time Out among others. He currently lives in North London with his wife Nicola Baird of Save Cash, Save The Planet.

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