Better OffEric Brende

There is something so alluring about the idea of just chucking it all, turning it all off, throwing it all away.  Eric and Mary Brende decide to do just that.  With only a few thousand dollars, they rent a house in a rural Amish-ish community. They make do …

The Bucolic PlagueJosh Kilmer-Purcell

This is one of those books that has me vacillating wildly between seething jealousy and abject horror. When Josh and Brent, overworked Manhattanites, find the perfect old mansion for a song it seems like their dreams have come true. The first months of farming and spending weekends at …