The good life: Helen and Scott Nearing's sixty years of self-sufficient living
This one volume edition of Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life brings these classics on rural homesteading together. This couple abandoned the city for a rural life with minimal cash and the knowledge of self reliance and good health.
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I have read the book twice and loved it even more the second time. It is not so much a "how to do it" book, but more of a "why we did it" or a "how we did it" book. I found their warnings about the impending economic collapse of capitalism quite prescient, although a bit early. I also found all the quotations at the beginning of each chapter a real goldmine of other older homesteading books, many of which can be read for free on Google Books.
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The Nearings' own words on p. 389 neatly summarize this book: "If we would have things done, we must be prepared to do them." The book is a fact-filled but engaging guide written by two people who ... Read full review
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