Off the Grid by Nick Rosen
Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

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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.


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NICK ROSEN is the editor of the Web site He lives in London but spends many months of the year in an off-the-grid cabin in Majorca.
Published July 22, 2010 by Penguin Books. 304 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A British journalist's account of Americans who have fled the mainstream to pursue marginal lifestyles.

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Fed up with the hyper-consumption of the past thirty years, the pointless acquisitions, the hopeless materialism, and the obsession with celebrity trivia, British journalist and filmmaker Rosen sets

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Rosen dwells overlong on conspiracy theories and the cultivation of marijuana, but in between he tells great stories about a colorful array of people who have chosen to live simple lives.

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The Blaze

Brad Waters, a licensed clinical social worker, takes an in-depth look into the lives of two neighbors living off the grid in Michigan’s upper peninsula in a recent article for Psychology Today.

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You live in the middle of a city, just think about the trash that you're going to be disposing of if you're a fairly typical city dweller as opposed to, let's say, an incredibly careful ecological country dweller.

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