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Living the good Life how to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World Paperback – January 1, 1973


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken Books (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805203001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805203004
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 29, 2003
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We own all of the books the Nearings wrote and this one is a gem. There are those who may think that what they did and wrote about from the 50's to the 70's has no bearings on todays world (2003) but nothing could be further from the truth. Their wisdom on building a stone home, organic garden, composting, and simply realizing that one doesn't need as much materialism as one may think is timeless. The book is out of print but you can buy used copies here on Amazon.com and I urge you to but a copy if you have the slightest interest in simple living, frugality, inner peace and tranquility, preventative health issues, healthy eating, a positive mindset to age one hundred or energy conservation.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. Bernstein on December 11, 2001
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. If you can find a copy, get a hold of this book to learn about how these counter culturists lived their lives in health and peace. Some folks may believe that the Nearing's style is bolder than they are used to, and this is because these people did not sit in ivy towers writing theories, they lived their lives based on their principles, which is admirable in my eyes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ed Collins on October 5, 2007
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This is a great book. I first read it in the 70s and have reread it several times since. A lot of good lessons that we would do well to heed today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Bronnimann on January 8, 2010
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I remember reading this book many years ago. It is about a couple who decided that they could simplify their lives by changing the way they lived. My future daughter in law wants to live in a yurt and go off the power grid. I thought this book would be a good choice for her, since it is about a simpler way of life which is still relevant today, especially with global warming and population growth stressing the environment. My son tells me his finace is devouring the book. It's an "oldie but goodie." Check it out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SOHO Denver on September 20, 2008
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I first read this book in the early 70s and found their stories of living off the earth and of building their house with the materials on their land quite inspiring. This book ignited in me a lifelong interest in the outdoors and a dream to live simply, however difficult that may be nowadays.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Missy on September 19, 2011
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It is amazing how the principles that the Nearing's lived by in the early 1900's can still apply today and we would be better off doing it. Especially, being a slave to the interest rates! which I so am today. living beyond my means is not a good thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By newbie reviewer on April 13, 2013
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I bought this book after reading a reference to it in a magazine article. Absolutely fascinating to read of a couple who were so "modern" in their thinking and living. I've already reaffirmed choices I make each day in how I live. I am now making plans to steer my life's direction from today forward. So glad to have bought this one and I'm looking forward to reading the whole thing.
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