How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Radical Homemaker

I rarely purchase a book site unseen but last week I ordered a book that is exactly what I needed. It's called Radical Homemakers:Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture.

I skipped the first half of the book, the "why", and went to the second half of the book, the "how". She interviewed 20 individuals and families that are living a home-centered, more sustainable life. They are young and old, men and women, single and married, with and without children. All these people "do not see their homes as a refuge from the world. Rather, each home was the center for social change, the starting point from which a better life would ripple out for everyone."

"If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book."

1 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Mummy has been RAVING about this book lately! She said she'd lend it to me when she's done, so I'll let you know when I get a chance to read it too.

Sure does make me long for a farm...

11:34 AM

 

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