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|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st Schocken Books ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)|
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The content of this book - the story of how Helen and Scott Nearing lived self-sufficiently - is very interesting, however I found the author's writing style mostly unemotional and analytical, and at times a bit pompous and irritating. The content is also quite dated now, as the Nearing's were building their house and gardens during the 1930's. Not for everyone.
While the Nearings can get a little preachy about their lifestyle at times, it really didn't detract from enjoyment of "The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living." The book basically tells the story of how they started their eco-friendly farms -- first one in Vermont and when that area became too populated, the moved onto Maine. I found the book inspiring enough that I wish I had enough land to start my own rural homestead following their practical advice.
A very good account of living a simple ecologically-friendly life in the USA.