The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living


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By Wendy Tremayne of Holy Scrap The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

. . . alternately funny, tender, philosophical, and practical. . . bringing the back-to-the-land genre up to date with impressive sophistication and appeal. Best Pick for Summer Reads - Publishers Weekly

I wrote this book for the first generations alive to witness the whole world for sale. That's you and me! It contains what I have discovered about the way to live a decommodified life. The book is part memoir made up of adventurous, inspiring and meaningful stories about how Mikey and I ditched our careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where we made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all we needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of abundance in the process. One third of the book is tutorials, tips and tutorials to guide you in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money.

The Good Life Lab includes the art of making biofuel, appliances, structures, gardens, food, and medicine and it is filled with illustrations contributed by a community of eighteen artists and illustrators, making the book a work of art. It shows how to create out of waste, reconnect with nature, and live off the grid. The press has called it the manual for life in a post-consumer age. It's smyth sewn binding allows it to open flat and is the strongest bind available for a book.


324 pages
Full color
Smyth sewn binding

Forewords By: Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Dale Dougherty, Douglas Rushkoff, Reverend Billy Talen, Brad Lancaster, Sandor Katz, Alyce Santoro, Christopher Bamford.

Illustrated by: Bert van Wijk, Grady McFerrin, Kristian Olson, Katie Scott, Meg Hunt, Melinda Beck, Allegra Lockstadt, Andrew Saeger, Christopher Silas Neal, Gina Triplett, Joel Holland, Josh Cochran, Julia Rothman, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mattias Adolfsson, Melinda Beck, Miyuki Sakai, Rachel Salomon.

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