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Subject: Looking for memoirs/bios like these
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:57 PM ET
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I've recently read Drinking the Rain by Alix Kates Shulman and am currently reading A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich and would like to find some other memoirs/bios that are similar. Sabbaticals, living off the land, minimalists, stuff like that. :)

Any good recommendations?

Date Posted: 8/3/2010 9:33 PM ET
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See You in a Hundred Years: Discover One Young Family's Search for a Simpler Life by Logan Ward Link I haven't read it but it's on my TBR
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Date Posted: 8/8/2010 9:05 AM ET
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I just read this and really enjoyed it.

The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind-and Almost Found Myself-on the Pacific Crest Trail (P.S.)

The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents--among others--thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail--and one delicious-looking cactus--test the limits of love and sanity.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 10:15 AM ET
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Yay! Thank you for all of the suggestions!! :)

Date Posted: 8/18/2010 12:52 AM ET
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this one was interesting but maybe not exactly w hat you're looking for since they didn't quite succeed LOL!


Date Posted: 8/18/2010 11:36 AM ET
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Five  Acres and Independence, by M. G. Kains, and Malabar Farm, by Louis Bromfield, are about living off the land.

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