Books – Non-Fiction


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Recommended Reading

These are all books I’ve read and personally recommend. I’ll continue to add to this list as I finish reading more books. If you can recommend any great books to add to this list, please leave a comment.

Voluntary Simplicity

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H Naylor

Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin

The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living by Janet Luhrs


Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff

Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation by Daniel Gross

Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded–and What We Need to Do to Remake Them by John Perkins

Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People by Jon Jeter

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in Americaby Barbara Ehrenreich

The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 by Paul Krugman

Peak Oil

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler

The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer

Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospectsby Dmitry Orlov

Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change by Pat Murphy


Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It’s Too Late by Thom Hartmann

Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living by Doug Fine

No Impact Manby Colin Beavan


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan


The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich


What Is America?: A Short History of the New World Order by Ronald Wright


The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe

Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen


The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Eric Knutzen


When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin


One comment

  1. May I reccomend you add “Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food In Hard Times” by Steve Solomon
    The Solomon book
    is the best vegetable gardening book I’ve read since “The New Organic Grower” by Eliot Coleman

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