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Posted December 3, 2013
I've become a big, big fan of Stephanie Mills's writing. 'Epicur
I've become a big, big fan of Stephanie Mills's writing. 'Epicurean Simplicity' is the best of her works that I've read. The section of this book that details her work to rehabilitate her land in Michigan, and her efforts to live in harmony with the surroundings, is great reading and great writing, too. She offers up heartfelt, intelligent and inspiring thoughts on the modern materialist culture and how it impacts us all. This work seems especially urgent, too, given the ongoing destruction of our natural resources and the role our consumerist obsessions play in it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Mills is a thought-provoking activist with a necessary message . . . and it's all beautifully, and compellingly, presented in this work.
Posted January 24, 2003
A Welcome Read, I found myself savouring every page
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only is her writing refreshing, daring at times- love her use of unconventional words- and bold, but the places she writes about dear to my heart. I lived for many years in the upper reaches of the lower peninsula of Michigan -the same area- and can relate to many of her struggles with the cold, snow, chopping of wood, shoveling, etc. She has made me pay better attention to the minutest of details and life in the nature that surrounds me. She is a keen observer of anything living and I appreciate her candor when she speaks of feeling more of a kinship with the innocent birds, wasps and frogs than with her fellow human beings. A breath of fresh air...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.