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In this memoir of mishaps and lessons learned, Fine shares his yearlong trek to turn his newly bought New Mexico ranch into a green and sustainable environment with as little carbon fuel as possible. From using two very lovable goats for his organic food production to transitioning into a biofuel engine for his truck and even installing solar panels, Fine balances the troubling decisions Americans must consider while also revealing a host of unexpected benefits. He advocates that a gradual process, despite having to deal with moments of hypocrisy, is essential for it to work. Fine's wry narration blends well with his often humorous and sarcastic tone. The energy and enthusiasm of his reading indicates that Fine not only relished the events but is happy to share his experience with listeners. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 7).
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DOUG FINE, a contributor to NPR and Public Radio International, has reported from remote perches in Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala, and Tajikistan. He is the author of Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man, and lives in southern New Mexico.See all Editorial Reviews
I chose to read Farewell, My Subaru, written by Doug Fine. This book was an excellent read in my opinion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Desiderio
This book was truly a page turner! It was a very comical but educational read. Doug's journey starts with a move to New Mexico where he decides he wants to live off of his own land... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kristine Vogelsang
Doug Fine’s book, Farewell, My Subaru, is a must read. Doug Fine goes on a journey to Mexico to become the most eco-friendly person he can be. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kristina Osborne
Was excited to read this book. Also purchased the book on his Alaskan adventure. Having just powered through this one today have to say I am not really excited about reading the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by tssis
The premise is: This guy, Doug Fine, wants to live off the grid. He wants to see if he can make it on his own without destroying the environment. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shoshanah
Great read, honest experience in going green. Highly recommend for anyone interested in 'going back to the land' in whole or in part.Published 13 months ago by Jim in Texas
I love this book. It is written with such honesty and humor that I think anyone (not just the crunchy urban hippie) would find Doug Fine's adventures on his new homestead with a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by MEP
I had such a great time reading this- Doug Fine's adventures were relateable even to someone a little far removed from the world he lived in. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Violet Zephyr