Meanwhile, Next Door to the Good Life: Homesteading in the 1970s in the Shadows of Helen and Scott Nearing, and How It All -- And They -- Ended Up

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Updated a decade after its original publication, this memoir by Jean Hay Bright chronicles the years in the 1970s when the author and her first husband, a traumatized Vietnam veteran, homesteaded on 25 rugged Maine acres sold to them by Living the Good Life authors Helen and Scott Nearing, and the aftermath of that experience in the decades that followed.

Jean also used her investigative reporting skills to try to resolve some long-standing and nagging questions about the ...

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Overview

Updated a decade after its original publication, this memoir by Jean Hay Bright chronicles the years in the 1970s when the author and her first husband, a traumatized Vietnam veteran, homesteaded on 25 rugged Maine acres sold to them by Living the Good Life authors Helen and Scott Nearing, and the aftermath of that experience in the decades that followed.

Jean also used her investigative reporting skills to try to resolve some long-standing and nagging questions about the Nearings, focusing particularly on their finances over the decades. Her research also turned up some surprising and enlightening facts about how Helen and Scott Nearing actually lived and died.

The revised edition has a new Prologue by Susan Hand Shetterly, more family photos, an expanded Afterword, as well as details and a new chapter pulled from Scott Nearing's FBI file, including documentation of Scott's listing in J. Edgar Hoover's Custodial Detention program.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780972092449
  • Publisher: BrightBerry Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 1,120,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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