Edward Humes is a journalist and author of 13 nonfiction books, most recently GARBOLOGY: OUR DIRTY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRASH, a popular community, campus and FYE “One Book” selection, and A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN, his biography of winemaking legend Jess Jackson.
Some of his other titles include FORCE OF NATURE, ECO BARONS, NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF JUVENILE COURT, and MONKEY GIRL: EVOLUTION, EDUCATION, RELIGION AND THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA’S SOUL. He is a regular contributor to Sierra, Los Angeles and California Lawyer magazines and often teach writing workshops.
Edward’s writing — a mix of narrative nonfiction, immersion journalism, and investigative reporting for newspapers, magazines and books – has received the Pulitzer Prize. Other honors include a PEN Award, a Casey Medal for Public Service, and a Best Book Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Specialties: As a writer and journalist, as well as a public speaker and college lecturer, he has extensive expertise in these areas:
Environment and Sustainability
Juvenile court and juvenile justice
Evolution, creationism and Intelligent Design
The history and impact of the original GI Bill
Wrongful convictions and prosecutorial misconduct
The head of a plastic bag industry group, whose full-time job consists of battling local bans on disposable grocery sacks, made a provocative observation to me about trash recently: Don’t be so quick to reject waste, he warned. “Zero waste would...