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.
“Helen and Scott Nearing are the great-grandparents of the back-to-the-land movement, having abandoned the city in 1932 for a rural life based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash. . . . Fascinating, timely, and wholly useful, a mix of the Nearings’ challenging philosophy and expert counsel on practical skills.” —The Washington Post Book World
“A prophetic account of the creation of a self-sufficient little Walden . . . that has been an underground bible for the city-weary.” —Newsweek
“The Nearings are plain daylight, solid prose, sound information.” —The New York Times Book Review
“As close to a Walden for out times as we’re likely to see.” —Yankee Magazine