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Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America

 
 
 
 
Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America
Author: Nick Rosen
ISBN 13: 9780143117384
ISBN 10: 143117386
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $15.00
 
 

Inside the subculture of off-grid living

Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America's push toward connectivity and development.

The Washington Post - Lisa Bonos

…[Rosen's] book functions more as a documentary than a soapbox, bringing readers of all stripes into a quirky subculture in which people cut themselves off from more than their utility companies. For all its rejection of traditional American society, this self-reliant entrepreneurial existence is genuinely American.