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The Last American Man

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Brilliantly written and insightful.

A must read. Conway is truly a throwback to the legend of the frontiersmen of America. What is so amazing is that he is living in the 21st century. Gilbert skillfully weaves his saga, providing insight into the dynamics of the man, his beliefs, his upbringing, and hi...
A must read. Conway is truly a throwback to the legend of the frontiersmen of America. What is so amazing is that he is living in the 21st century. Gilbert skillfully weaves his saga, providing insight into the dynamics of the man, his beliefs, his upbringing, and his struggle to reconcile his chosen lifestyle with the pop culture of present day America. It's enlightening, provocative, and Gilbert is an excellent writer. Everyone on my Christmas list is receiving a copy!

posted by Anonymous on September 26, 2002

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great thought but poorly written

Very sketchy details and way too much jumping around. Just when you begin to get into one of the adventures this guy is having, it moves on to another topic. The author's doe-eyed view of the subject gets a little old after awhile. Interesting read, but much better b...
Very sketchy details and way too much jumping around. Just when you begin to get into one of the adventures this guy is having, it moves on to another topic. The author's doe-eyed view of the subject gets a little old after awhile. Interesting read, but much better books out there for your money. If you can, just pick this up from the library as it is a quick read.

posted by Anonymous on September 27, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    Brilliantly written and insightful.

    A must read. Conway is truly a throwback to the legend of the frontiersmen of America. What is so amazing is that he is living in the 21st century. Gilbert skillfully weaves his saga, providing insight into the dynamics of the man, his beliefs, his upbringing, and his struggle to reconcile his chosen lifestyle with the pop culture of present day America. It's enlightening, provocative, and Gilbert is an excellent writer. Everyone on my Christmas list is receiving a copy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2007

    Fascinating subject and extremely accomplished writing.

    Gilbert's style is approachable and warm but still scholarly, unique and enthralling. She does her research and you read it without losing the personal intensity of the story. It blends quite well. Eustace Conway is truly a compelling person. It would have been easy to turn Mr. Conway into an extreme caricature. But Gilbert works tirelessly to expose his great humanity. Flaws and perfections. It's a side that most would never have known existed and we appreciate Eustace and his mission even more for it. Thank you Eusatce for still trying to save us even though we are not listening.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    Honest, Thought-Provoking, Funny & Fascinating

    Eustace Conway is a "one-of-a-kind" man, and this book is a truly fascinating read. More than that, the book's written in a unique way. The author, Elizabeth Gilbert, is a character in this story as well. Although Eustace is in the spotlight, we're very aware of the person casting that light, and she does so with a gift for timing, phrasing, observation and humor. She is not an invisible biographer. Her thoughts and opinions are woven throughout. I'm not used to this style, but I came to love it. Elizabeth is the perfect guide on the "Getting to know Eustace" journey. Sit back and enjoy! And when you're done, follow Eustace's advice, and Get Out and Do!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2002

    A fantastic read about life, nature, wilderness, and relationships

    This is a marvelous novel and is a must read for anyone who loves nature and works to preserve it's splendor. With that said, it would be equally enjoyed by virtually anyone. Such a fantastic tale of a true one-of-a-kind individual who is both inspiring and daunting. One of the very best books I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    This is one of my favorite books, and the best book written by E

    This is one of my favorite books, and the best book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's a true story, though tragic in some sense as Eustace Conway tries to share vision with the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2008

    back to the basics

    a good read for anyone interested in naturalism or who just wants to read a story about a man living in harmony with nature the way our ancestors lived.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    YAHOO !!!

    An excellent read....Eustace Conway definitely marches to his own timing and certainly receives no free lunch for his lifestyle. His life is proof positive that individuals can set their own course if they are brave enough to follow their bliss. The book is just a great read.

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