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Review of The Good Life

The Good Life
The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living --- if you like our website, you should go read this book because it's the real deal.  It took me weeks to figure out what I loved about it, and then it came to me.  Of course --- they lived my dream, and didn't start watering it down as they grew older.  They just kept living it until Scott died at the ripe old age of 100.

Actually, he committed suicide through a six week fast, which doesn't sound quite like the good life to me.  Other parts of their book also put me off --- I can understand being a vegan, but I think it's harsh to call house cats slaves.  Read more....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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