Warwick Publishing

March 02, 2005 11:00 ET

ACTOR PROMOTES ACTIVISM

Woody Harrelson Redefines the Meaning of "S.O.L." Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Books Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 2, 2005) - Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson, along with his friends from the 2003 Toronto Film Festival hit Go Further, directed by Ron Mann, encourages people to "walk on the earth with a lighter footprint" in the just published book How To Go Further: A Guide to Simple Organic Living.

Covering a wide range of topics - such as organic food, alternative energy, yoga, and political activism - the book has its roots in 2001's "Simple Organic Living (SOL) Tour." The tour saw Woody and his companions - including a yoga teacher, a raw food chef, and a confessed "junk food junkie" - biking down the Pacific coast and talking to people about how to lead a happier, healthier life while using less of the world's resources.

"I had no idea when it all began that our journey would have the impact it did," writes Harrelson in the book's introduction. "But as I traveled and had the opportunity to speak to people of all ages and backgrounds, I learned there's a real desire out there to make the world a better place to live."

Unlike other celebrities trotted out to promote pet causes, Harrelson goes beyond mere posturing, sharing the personal account of his transformation from a self-proclaimed "corporate drug addict" to raw-food lover and yoga enthusiast.

"I believe the way I choose to live my life now is more considerate, kind, and ultimately fulfilling than the way I lived in the past," says Harrelson. "When I started my transformation, I don't think I believed I could incorporate the changes I've made into my life. But I was open to the ideas and made the changes I could, in my own way and at my own pace….If you look, you can find other ways to do things."

The book also features writing from some of the tour's other participants, as well as from well-known activists such as John Schaffer, founder and president of Real Goods, a company devoted to creating alternative energy options, and Howard "Twilly" Cannon, former skipper of Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior.


For a review copy, please contact Lindsey Love at lindsey@warwickgp.com or call
416-596-1555 x221.

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