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 grew up in rural Idaho and Washington State. She majored in biology and English at the University of Washington in Seattle. While attending Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, she studied under Michael Pollan for two years. Her writing has appeared in Salon.com, Saveur.com, and Mother Jones. Her urban farm began with a few chickens, then some bees, until she had a full-blown farm near downtown Oakland, where she lives today.


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.