"Born on a self-sufficient farm in rural Georgia, ALEXIS ZEIGLER is a self-taught activist, builder, mechanic, writer, and orchardist. He has organized numerous successful campaigns focusing on political, environmental, and economic localization issues. He is currently working to build Living Energy Farm (livingenergyfarm.org), a zero-fossil-fuel farm that will be economically self-sufficient. The author lives in Charlottesville, VA."
"Zeigler goes where few writers dare, weaving an embrace of despair
with the jujitsu of permaculture."
--Albert Bates, author of The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and The Biochar Solution
"This remarkably honest and insightful book is part deep
explanation of the dumbest things we do, part anthropological study
of Western anthropologists, and part hands-on guide to achieving
environmental sustainability. It should be read by everyone, and
everyone should read it together, with a small group of people
ready to act on it."
--David Swanson, author of War Is a Lie