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

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$15.95  $14.83
Tin House Books
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

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.
Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City and Going Feral, is an urban farmer and writer based in Oakland, CA. She studied at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where she worked closely with Michael Pollan and Cynthia Gorney. Her farm, GhostTown, started in 2003, and these days hosts a flock of chickens, honey bees, vegetable beds, and 30 fruit trees. Carpenter teaches writing and urban agriculture at the University of San Francisco.


Dolly Freed is my hero....[If] this smart, engaging, funny, and frank manifesto...doesn't make you want to quit the rat race at least a little bit, then you must be one big, fat rat.
Compulsively readable... One message comes out loud and clear. As the 18-year-old sage Dolly Freed wrote: 'I refuse to spend the first 60 years of my life worrying about the last 20.'
...this book will not only make you laugh but might actually inspire you to embrace a simpler life.
An elegant memoir.
A paean to self-sufficiency.
Possum Living, a manifesto for living cheaply...is a relevant and sassy manual for the non-consumer lifestyle.