At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today

At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today
  • Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today
  • Bradford Angier
  • 08 January 2019
  • 9780020621201

About the Author: Bradford Angier

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At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today[PDF / Epub] ★ At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today By Bradford Angier – Johndore.co.uk Vena and Bradford Angier were disillusioned with city life Brad was a journalist, and Vena, a dance director One day they packed up all their belongings and set off for a remote spot in the woods of B Vena and Bradford Angier were in the ePUB ´ disillusioned with city life Brad was a journalist, and Vena, a dance director One day they packed up all their belongings and set off for a remote spot in the woods of British Columbia This is the story of their first year living the life of Thoreau todaysimply, happily and successfully.

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10 thoughts on “At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today

  1. Don Alesi says:

    Makes you want to escape to the woods

    A young couple who writes and work in the theater industry leave the big city and move to the far reaches of Canada. If you Are looking for tale of struggle and survival, then don't read this book. It's about the good things that living in a remote cabin can bring. The couple often quote writer Thoreau and his time in the woods. It takes place in the early 1950's. The book Reads like poetry and was nice relaxing read. Grab a cup of Pine Needle tea, curl up on your favorite recliner and enjoy this book while the rain pours outside.

  2. Karen Floyd says:

    Brad and Vena Angier had always wanted to imitate their hero, Henry David Thoreau, and live a self-sufficient life in the wild. Instead they lived a dreary life in Boston - until the day they couldn't take it any more and decided to find somewhere wild to live. They decided on British Columbia, still largely unpopulated after WWII, and built themselves a log cabin in the woods, six miles from the nearest - very small - town. This book, written by both Brad and Vena, though told from Vena's point of view, is the story of their early years. I found it interesting, though sometimes a little overwritten, occasionally even gushing. They quote Thoreau constantly, as though they'd memorized Walden, and I found myself thinking that they were taking Thoreau very literally, perhaps too literally. Thoreau was not as isolated as Walden implies; he was only a few miles from Concord, which he visited frequently, and friends visited him at Walden just as frequently. The Angiers were not vegetarians like Thoreau, but hunted for meat. I have no quarrel with that, but wondered why the difference in outlook wasn't explained, or even touched on. The Angiers were good company, and I shivered for them when they went through a spell of -50 degree weather.

  3. Fossil Resin says:

    Copyright 1951

  4. Joe says:

    Let me just say I didn't like the writing of this book. References to Thoreau on every page - What Would Thoreau Do? and unnatural dialog took me out.

    Other books on the topic Farewell My Subaru, Better Off are also annoying personal journals of people and their failed experiments of living on the land, off the grid and with nature.

  5. Dann says:

    Interesting story. Not great writing. Copyright is 1951 by Bradford Angier, but it's written first person by Vena Angier. It's interesting to see how life was different and the same just 60 years ago.

  6. Rick says:

    The Angiers use lots of Thoreau references to inspire their project. That's good as far as it goes. But there was very little of the transcendental thinking Thoreau used. I enjoyed the book on its own merit, as an adventure with purpose.

  7. Brent says:

    I listened to this as a Book on Tape. The Angiers wrote about their experience after they moved from the city to a remote area in the woods of British Columbia.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Cassettes.

  9. Ann says:

    they were inspired by Thoreau. Great read.

  10. Jan Vandermeer says:

    Good read. I gained new respect for Vena who gave up a great deal to follow Brad and live his idealized lifestyle. In many ways a 1950's period piece.