The first practical, accessible, and sensible guide to living in North America without owning a car. Exposes the true costs of car ownership and shows how getting rid of your car can simplify your life and put you on the road to financial freedom. Packed with realistic, economical alternatives to owning a car, including chapters on carsharing, carpooling, and even car-free dating. Includes more than 100 real-world tips, strategies, and success stories from people who are happily car-free or "car-lite," from cities to suburbs. According to a 2004 American Automobile Association study, the average American spends $8,410 per year (roughly $700 per month) to own a vehicle.
Chris Balish is an award-winning feature writer, reporter, and broadcast journalist. He began his writing career working for Writer’s Digest magazine and Writer’s Digest Books. Since 1995 he has been a full-time reporter and television news anchor. Chris is the recipient of nearly thirty awards for excellence in journalism and writing, including six regional Emmy Awards. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. But most important, Chris is passionate about how going car-free improved his life and how it can improve the lives of others. He commutes by bicycle year-round and travels all over on foot, on mass transit, and by carpooling with friends, girlfriends, and coworkers. Chris is single and has a vibrant car-free dating and social life.
Thank you Mr. Balish for writing "How To Live Well Without Owning a Car" and inspiring me to the challenge. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chad Neace
This book is very long overdue. Chris Balish does an excellent job of explaining the true cost of car ownership and promoting cheaper and cleaner alternatives. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sharon K. Lewis
This book changed everything for me. I sold my car within a week of finishing it and haven't felt this good in 15 years! Now I know why I was so stressed out. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J WYNN ANDERSON
Interesting book about how and why you can live without a car.Published 7 months ago by Michael Curtiss
As another reviewer stated, this book is more for people who are on the fence as to going car-free or car-infrequent.Published 9 months ago by S
Interesting, informative. Book was shipped very quickly. Thank you.Published 12 months ago by Stephane Byars
When I started college in 2010, I commuted from home forty miles each way, because there were no buses that reached rural Kentucky areas. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Corbin