The Good Life Lab by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

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So if you're stuck at home this August, read this book and then go outside. Your escape is right there on your doorstep.
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Tired of the high-pressure life they lead in New York City, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne and her husband migrate to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where they build, invent, forage, and grow all they need for themselves. Full of quirky stories and imaginative illustrations, this inspiring memoir chronicles the off-the-grid adventures of the Tremaynes. Touchingly personal while also providing practical tutorials on making your own biofuel, building an efficient house, and gardening sustainably, The Good Life Lab will encourage you to chase your dreams of self-sufficiency. 

 

About Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

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Wendy Tremayne was a creative director in a marketing firm in New York City before moving to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where she built an off-the-grid oasis in a barren RV park with her partner, Mikey Sklar. She is the founder of the textile repurposing event Swap-O-Rama-Rama, which has spread all over the world; a conceptual artist; a yogi; a gardener; and a writer. She has written for Craft's webzine and Make magazine and, with Mikey Sklar, keeps the blog Holy Scrap. Dale Dougherty is the founder, editor, and publisher of Make magazine. Christopher Bamford is the author of An Endless Trace: The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West. Brad Lancaster is the author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. Sandor Ellix Katz is the author of The Art of Fermentation. Alyce Santoro is a conceptual and sound artist and a member of the multimedia collective known as the Center for the Improbable and (Im)Permacultural Research. Pir Zia Inayat-Kahn is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International. The Reverend Billy, of the Church of Stop Shopping, is the author of The End of the World. Doug Rushkoff is a media theorist and the author of many books, including Life, Inc. and Present Shock.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Emma G Keller on Aug 12 2013

So if you're stuck at home this August, read this book and then go outside. Your escape is right there on your doorstep.

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Publishers Weekly

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on Apr 08 2013

...the memoir riffs off Scott and Helen Nearing’s 1954 Living the Good Life with much more style and humor than the original, bringing the back-to-the-land genre up to date with impressive sophistication and appeal.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Helen Gallagher on Jun 04 2013

Straight from the heart, Ms. Tremayne writes in a style that allows the reader to consider a similar experiment to her Good Life Lab, an experiment in living simply. Whether you are thinking of scaling back from an expensive lifestyle or saying goodbye to a corporate job...her book will have you ready to make at least a small change.

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