Coverart for item
The Resource Farewell, My Subaru

Farewell, My Subaru

Label
Farewell, My Subaru
Title
Farewell, My Subaru
Statement of responsibility
Doug Fine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Advance praise for Farewell, My Subaru"Fine is Bryson Funny." ——Santa Cruz Sentinel "Fine is an amiable and self-deprecating storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams. If you're a fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-style humor — and also looking to find out how to raise your own livestock to feed your ice-cream fetish — Farewell may prove a vital tool." —— The Washington Post "Fine is an eco-hero for our time.." —— Miami Herald"An afterward offers solid advice and sources for learning more." —— On Earth Magazine, Natural Resources Defense Fund "This is Green Acres for the smart set—: a witty and educational look at sustainable living. Buy it, read it, compost it." –A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically "The details of Doug Fine's experiment in green living are great fun——but more important is the spirit, the dawning understanding that living in connection to something more tangible than a computer mouse is what we were built for. It'll make you want to move!"–Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable FutureLike many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his carbon footprint? In an attempt to find out, Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico, where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world, and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he's never raised so much as a chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills. Whether installing Japanese solar panels, defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes, or co-opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new "veggie oil" tank in his ROAT (short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck), Fine's extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear: It ain't easy being green. In fact, his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy, organic and locally grown food, and climate change. Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action, Farewell, My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading today's instant gratifications for a deeper, more enduring kind of satisfaction.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
NPR's "Rural Guy" describes his efforts to abandon urban conveniences to move to a New Mexico ranch, where he would grow his own food, exploit only solar power, and use little or no fossil fuel for a year, detailing the challenges of living a rural life with few skills
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
254809
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fine, Doug
Dewey number
  • 333.72092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Home Design & Décor
  • Nature
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an epic adventure in local living
Label
Farewell, My Subaru
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:54cc3d94-02f8-4486-a51d-8a5aa7e9d84e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780345504609
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Farewell, My Subaru
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:54cc3d94-02f8-4486-a51d-8a5aa7e9d84e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780345504609
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...