Entertaining and motivational, Farewell, My Subaru is the epic adventure of Doug Fine in local living without electricity, plumbing, and more. A quick and easy read about Fine's life on a “sprawling, crumbling, forty-one acre New Mexico spread,” Farewell, My Subaru is full of humor, recipes, and helpful information about his life off-grid. Chances are once you open it, you won't be able to put it down until you are finished. “Fine is an eco-hero for our time,” says The Miami Herald about the journalist who loves his technology, but wants it powered by solar or something more sustainable.
Excerpt:”Epiphany in the desert Southwest is not subtle. Almost nothing in this stark, gorgeous ecosystem is. I moved several thousand miles from my place of birth in order to kick fossil fuels and live locally. Three days later, MY CAR WAS LITERALLY RUNNING AWAY FROM ME. This is how lessons are taught in a place where even sitting down means a possible impaling. I figured I would forge success from astonishing, seemingly irrevocable defeat, you know, like Al Gore.”
You might also enjoy Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. Another humorous and entertaining book by Doug Fine about his desire to rough it in rural Alaska, Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man follows Fine's fight for survival. Thankfully the polar bears didn't get Fine and he learned which end of the shotgun barrel points up!