Saturday, February 11

Off The Grid: A Brief Book Review

5: The number of books found on each of our nightstands at any given time.
10: The number of books I have overdue from the Library right now.

Luckily, the latest book to nightstand-hop was loaned to us by family.  It is called Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America by Nick Rosen.

The first part of the book was a fascinating history of "the grid", which I really enjoyed, and also touched on the history of the off-grid movement. He then travels around the country staying with (and interviewing) off-gridders who come in all shapes and sizes.  The range of people he communicates with (or writes about) is baffling - marijuana growers, Daryl Hannah, Earthship creator Michael Reynolds, Amish multi-millionaires, and the The Last American Man.  Rosen definitely keeps you guessing, and challenges majority assumptions.  Worth a read.

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