File Size: 4088 KB
Print Length: 107 pages
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Publication Date: December 16, 2012
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This is a very odd book.Almost the entire first half of this book is about the author's personal life story. Parts of this were interesting, but it got pretty tedious too - I didn't buy a *biography*, I bought a book on homesteading. I really didn't need her full psychological history and her detailed personal background. I didn't need to know about her mistakes in high school, her meandering travels, her mental health struggles, and her family background. It felt very self indulgent and it really got on my nerves after a while. [A couple of personal introductory pages would have been great, but not half the book...!] I put the book down in frustration many times thinking I'd just quit reading it, and then picked it back up because I thought surely there would be some useful info if I could just stick with it long enough.Then somewhere near the middle, there is a long rant-y discussion of economics and how our society works. I found it sort of interesting, but again - kind of weird and out of place, based on the title of the book and what I was expecting when I got it.If you make it to the half way point of this book, you will begin to find some information on homesteading. As other reviewers have noted, she doesn't go in depth on any subject. This is a broad introduction of sorts. Much of the information she includes is very specific to her climate and her personal situation.She also has some very strong opinions about homesteading and much of her advice conflicts with what you may find in other sources. I thought some of her ideas were interesting, but I got a little frustrated with the "my way is the right/only way to do this successfully" kind of attitude.
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