Twelve by Twelve A One-Room Cabin off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream

ISBN-10: 1577318978

ISBN-13: 9781577318972

Edition: 2010

Authors: William Powers

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Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a 12' x 12' cabin without running water or electricity? To find out, Powers visits Dr. Ashley Benton in rural North Carolina. No Name Creek gurgles through Benton's permaculture farm and she strokes honey bees' wings as she shares her "wildcrafter" philosophy of living on a planet in crisis. Powers, just back from a decade of international aid work, house sits here for a season, befriends the eclectic neighbors, and discovers a way of life under threat in opposition to the globalized American dream. How can a family's free-range chickens compete with the genetically modified birds at the nearby factory farm? Part Annie Dillard, part Bill McKibben, this is riveting armchair travel through a landscape rich with clues to personal and global healing.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

William Powers, a former staff writer for the "Washington Post", has written about media, technology, and other subjects for a wide variety of publications, including the "Atlantic", the "New York Times", and "McSweeney's". This book grew out of research he did as a fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. A two-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for media criticism, he lives on Cape Cod with his wife, author Martha Sherrill, and their son. This is his first book.

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