"With deep intelligence and an acute and off-center sensibility, Robert Ostertag gives us a riveting and highly personalized view of globalization, from the soaring skyscapes of Shanghai to the darkened alleys of Yogyakarta."
–Frances Fox Piven, coauthor of Regulating the Poorand Poor People's Movements
"If you want an insightful, witty panorama of this brave new world we are making, follow Osterlag around it for a year–or read this book."
–Jeremy Brecher, author of Strike! and Common Preservation
"This is global reporting at its best–a pointillistic portrait of the troubles of our time rendered in riotous detail. It reads like a riff, not a sermon."
–Richard Manning, author of If It Sounds Good, It Is Good
"Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat takes us through the grim dystopic world that we live in, but somehow we also witness the resilience of the human spirit, including its queer dimension. A joyful read."
–Dédé Oetomo, Indonesian gay activist and scholar
"A horrifying, exhilarating, hilarious and jaw-dropping glimpse of our present and future–as Ostertag details how even the most remote desert islands on our planet are becoming rapidly infected and influenced by the consumerism, technology, and plastic garbage that the rest of us have long ago surrendered to."
–George Brant, author of Grounded, Elephant's Graveyard, and other plays