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Estar Holmes creates content for traditional and digital media. The Truth About Simple Unhooked Living is her first e-book. There is more on how and why she prefers to live simply at simpleunhookedliving.wordpress.com, and some fun pictures at pinterest.com/unhookedliving.
on April 25, 2015 :
You know the expression “Been there, done that”? Well this lady has. My pet hate about lifestyle books, particularly those involving rural life, is where people with a journalistic background and friends in the right places to promote their books get an international publishing house to publish and push their writings on something they have an idea about, or only limited years of experience. This is not one of them. Anyone who publishes with Smashwords does not have a publishing company behind them.
Although aimed primarily at the USA resident, virtually everything suggested by the author (she does not ram things down your throat and say you must do it this way) is applicable globally. All good, sound, practical advice from an experienced person. Much of it is essential reading for those people in urban areas where they are reliant upon electricity to run their homes. One power out without the information in the book will cost you a lot more than its price.
I have practiced what might be called “Simple Hooked up Living” for decades and still learned from the book. There is a very generous free sample, but as with all books, this necessarily includes the background and introductory portion – nevertheless with very sound information and advice. There is a wealth more in the remainder of the book. Go on, buy it.
Old McDonald, Portugal.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 29, 2012 :
Everybody could gain a lot by reading this simple book. I can really identify with the author, as I too lived a decade off the grid & learned the art of simplicity long ago, on all levels. I've lost everything to a house fire then again from divorce and a 2.5 year stint in prison for a DUI. I know about everything she is saying here, but others need to hear her message- especiall today! Good jod Estar!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on April 25, 2012 :
Very practical and complete guide for living off the grid. The book is not about solar power and wind generators, it's about everyday problem solving and finding what works best. This book covers everything.The authors 14 years of experience will give you a solid knowledge base of practical and workable solutions to living a simpler more sustainable and rewarding life off the grid. Even old timers will learn a thing or two. I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)