Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money (Revised Edition)

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Tin House Books, Jan 12, 2010 - House & Home - 224 pages
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After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money is being reissued with an afterword by an older and wiser Dolly Freed.

In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Livingabout the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia. At the time of its publication in 1978, Possum Living became an instant classic, known for its plucky narration and no-nonsense practical advice on how to quit the rat race and live frugally. In her delightful, straightforward, and irreverent style, Freed guides readers on how to buy and maintain a home, dress well, cope with the law, stay healthy, save money, and be lazy, proud, miserly, and honest, all while enjoying leisure and keeping up a middle-class fašade. Thirty years later, Freed's philosophy is world-renowned andPossum Living remains as fascinating, inspirational, and pertinent as it was upon its original publication. This updated edition includes new reflections, insights, and life lessons from an older and wiser Dolly Freed, whose knowledge of how to live like a possum has given her financial security and the confidence to try new ventures.

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User Review  - stacy998 - Overstock.com

Great book by Mrs. Freed. I saw the documentary someone did of her and her father and had to buy the book. Yes some methods are outdated and most people will not try many of them but I love this type ... Read full review

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I had a dickens of a time just loading the sample into google books. It was jumpy and made my stomach nauseous. It would have been great to read the sample and was looking forward to it. Too bad it was a bomb.

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About the author (2010)

Following her success as an author, Dolly Freed grew up to be a NASA aerospace engineer. She put herself through college after she aced the SATs with an education she received from the public library. She has also been an environmental educator, business owner, and college professor. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children.

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