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Books on Living Simply

Books about Simple Lifestyles

Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth
Merkel, Jim, Foreword by Robin, Vicki, New Society Publishers, 2003, Paperback
Epicurean Simplicity
Mills, Stephanie, Shearwater Books, 2003, Paperback
Graceful Simplicity: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of Simple Living
Segal, Jerome M., University of California, 2003, Paper
A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence
Mate, Ferenc, W. W. Norton & Company, 2000, Paper
A Simpler Way
Wheatley, Margaret J., Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1998, Paper
Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World
Pierce, Linda Breen, Gallagher Press, 2000, Paper
Getting a Life: Strategies for Simple Living, Based on the Revolutionary Program for Financial Freedom, Your Money or Your Life
Blix, Jacqueline, Penguin Books, 1998, Paper
Living Cheaply with Style: Live Better and Spend Less
Callenbach, Ernest, Ronin Publishing, 2000, Paper
Living on Less: An Authoritative Guide to Affordable Food, Fuel, and Shelter
Mother Earth News, Sussex Publishers, 1998, Paper
Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle
Thomsen, Moritz, University of Washington Press, 1991, Paper
Living Well on a Shoestring: 1,821 Ways to Live Frugally, Efficiently and Masterfully Without Being a Miser
Yankee Magazine Travel Editors, Yankee Publishing, 2000, Paper
Technology and the Good Life?
Higgs, Eric S., University of Chicago Press, 2000, Paper
The Circle of Simplicity: Return to the Good Life
Andrews, Cecile, Perennial (HarperCollins), 1998, Paper
The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
Nearing, Helen, Schocken Books, 1990, Paper, $15.00
The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
Luhrs, Janet, Broadway Books, 1997, Paper
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich
Elgin, Duane, Quill Press, 1993, Paper
Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Dominguez, Joe, Penguin Books, 1999, Paper, $15.00

Books about Why We Consume

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
De Graaf, John, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001, Paper
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge--And Why We Must
Lasn, Kalle, Perennial, 2000, Paper
No LOGO: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Klein, Naomi, Picador USA, 2000, Paper
The Affluent Society
Galbraith, John Kenneth, Mariner Books, 1998, Paper
The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism
Frank, Thomas, University of Chicago Press, 1998, Paper
The Consumer Society Reader
Schor, Juliet B., New Press, 2000, Paper
The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting, and the New Consumer
Schor, Juliet B., HarperCollinsPerennial , 1999, Paper
The Theory of the Leisure Class
Veblen, Thorstein, Dover Publications, 1994, Paper
The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class
MacCannell, Dean, University of California Press, 1999, Paper

Books about Media and Consumption

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Postman, Neil, Penguin Books, 1986, Paper, $14.00
Celebration of Awareness: A Call for Institutional Revolution/Social Questions
Illich, Ivan, Marion Boyars Publishers, 1999, Paper, $17.95
Comments on the Society of the Spectable
Debord, Guy, Verso, 1998, Paper, $16.00
Commodify Your Dissent: Salvos from the Baffler
Frank, Thomas, W. W. Norton & Company, 1997, Paper, $15.00
Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
Mander, Jerry, Perennial (HarperCollins), 1978, Paper, $13.95
The Society of the Spectacle
Debord, Guy, Zone Books, 1991, Paper, $15.00

Books about Working and Not Working

How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle
Long, Charles, Warwick Publishing, 2003, Paper, $14.95
Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love
Winter, Barbara, Doubleday Books, 1993, Paper, $14.95
The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked
Zelinski, Ernie J., Ten Speed Press, 1997, Paper, $14.95
The Right to Useful Unemployment: And Its Professional Enemies
Illich, Ivan, Marion Boyars Publishers, 1999, Paper, $9.95

Books about Place

Country of Exiles: The Destruction of Place in American Life
Leach, William, Vintage Books USA, 2000, Paper, $14.00
The Experience of Place
Hiss, Tony, Vintage Books USA, 1991, Paper, $13.00

Books about Travel

Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits
Porter, Bill, Mercury House, 1993, Paper, $14.00
The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class
MacCannell, Dean, University of California Press, 1999, Paper, $16.95

Books about Intentional Communities

American Utopias
Nordhoff, Charles, Berkshire House Publishers, 1993, Paper, $14.95
Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living
Fellowship for Intentional Community, 2002, Paper, $30.00
Voices from the Farm: Adventures in Community Living
Fike, Rupert, Book Publishing Company, 1998, Paper, $9.95

Books about Country Living

Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills
Reader's Digest Association, 1997, Paper, $30.00
Stone Work: Reflections on Serious Play and Other Aspects of Country Life
Jerome, John, University Press of New England, 1996, Paper, $15.95
The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book
Emery, Carla, Sasquatch Books, 1994, Paper, $27.95
The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
Nearing, Helen, Schocken Books, 1990, Paper, $15.00
Gene Lodgson

Books about Wilderness Living

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter, and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in the Wilderness Next to Impossible
Angier, Bradford, Simon & Schuster Books, 1998, Paper, $9.00
Mountainman Crafts and Skills: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Living and Survival
Montgomery, David R., Lyons Press, 2000, Paper, $14.95
Native American Crafts and Skills: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Living and Survival
Montgomery, David, Treasure Chest Books, 2000, Paper, $14.95
Participating in Nature: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills
Elpel, Thomas J., HOPS Press, 2001, Paper, $16.95
Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills
Wescott, David, Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1999, Paper, $24.95
Survival Skills of the North American Indians
Goodchild, Peter, Chicago Review Press, 1999, Paper, $17.95
Wilderness Survival
Davenport, Gregory J., Stackpole Books, 1998, Paper, $14.95
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