This debut from a young researcher, writer and award-winning activist begins with a harrowing account of the suicide attempt which left him a double amputee, and morphs into an uplifting road-map to a positive, liveable future. The climate and ecological despair that led Herzog to the brink of death is becoming endemic in his generation, yet remains relatively unexamined. Which makes his meticulously researched, deeply moving and sublimely-written account essential reading for anyone struggling with climate grief or working with those who do. This empowering and uplifting book may start by making you cry, but it will end by making you think. And it may even change you. – Liz Jensen.