26. The Last American Man (Elizabeth Gilbert)

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26. The Last American Man (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Post  Ren on Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:00 am

Eustace Conway discovered nature's wonders as a boy growing up in South Carolina during the 1960s. Miserable at home, a born perfectionist and fanatic, he took to the woods and developed wilderness skills unknown to most modern Americans. By the time he finished high school and moved into a teepee, he was convinced that only encounters with "the high art and godliness of nature" could help save American society from its catastrophically wasteful habits and soul-deadening trivial pursuits. Conway is not alone in his beliefs, but he is unique in his maniacal drive to proselytize, and, ironically enough, he's taken his teaching mission to such extremes by attempting to create an Appalachian wilderness utopia that it's impossible for him to live the very life he champions. (Copyright ©️ American Library Association)

Finished reading on October 16, 2009

Sometimes it was a tedious read.... other times, it was interesting to hear about his wilderness lifestyle and the ways in which he lived his life and how he earned money to continue his pursuits.

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