Sandbeck addresses a topic many have addressed before in Green Barbarians. She brings an emminently readable style, wit and humor to living green, as well as clearly having researched the lifestyle and the arguments for it in depth. Such topics as how to safely and effectively clean your kitchen and bathroom without using environmentally damaging chemicals and where to find out whether or not the makep-up you use contains lead are discussed. Some of her suggestions are less practical than others (using bread as a napkin and then eating the bread), but the stories of her experiments of both new and old ways to live sustainably are entertaining. Sandbeck definitely focuses on how people should change their habits but doesn’t always provide information about alternatives. This book is for people who want to make a few changes in their lifestyle or for those who want to make a more complete transformation into green barbarians.