Farewell My Subaru is a new book from Doug Fine, environmental journalist and NPR contributor, documenting an experiment in green living (in which, we might add, the author does not abandon his laptop, or the internet). Snip from the summary:
[He] vows to grow as much of his own food as he can, use only the sun to power his â€˜Net surfing and sub-woofer, and consume little to no fossil fuel for an entire year â€” never mind that heâ€™d never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he had no mechanical or electrician skills. Or that coyotes and mountain lions would like to treat his Funky Butte Ranch like a buffet line.