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Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living Paperback – March 24, 2009
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Doug settles down in an isolated valley in New Mexico and begins his adventures in sustainable living by purchasing some goats on Craig's List, replacing the said Subaru of the title with a F250 vegetable oil powered diesel truck, and going substantially off-grid.
On the way we meet some interesting characters, hear a bit too much about Doug's libido and get some practical advice on living the good life. But don't buy this book if you are looking for a step-by-step instruction on how to set up a eco-friendly homestead. Instead Farewell, My Subaru offers a few recipes, some web site links to get more information, and a good deal of evidence that going through life with good karma really pays off.
And while he is no doubt a gifted story teller, his not so-hidden political leanings come across as smug to this reader. Would be interested to see if he wrote this book today if he would substitute President Obama's name for Bush, or if he would still seem to think Bush is the locus for pretty much all evil in the world- along with Dick Cheney and to some extent conservatives in general.
A good narrative loses depth and bass notes and becomes two dimensional and tinny with the constant droning about Bush. Wish I'd counted the number of times his name came up. Book's not good enough to read it through again to count. Bummer. I want to launch on a similar path and hoped to find helpful insights. Instead there's a narrative baby trying to swim in poopy political bathwater. Wonder if he's realized by now the feces come from all the bums in DC, not just the ones with a R by their name.
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I chose to read Farewell, My Subaru, written by Doug Fine. This book was an excellent read in my opinion. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JVD0903
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 16 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 16 months ago by Kristina Osborne
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 20 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 22 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 on April 9, 2014 by MEP
I bought this book to read for myself (avid Subaru lover & owner!) and ended up passing it on to another Subie lover. Cute story.Published on August 13, 2013 by Nikalette_KL