Thursday, August 21, 2008

Doug Fine

Doug Fine is the author of Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man and Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living.

Last week I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
Ha ha, you ask at an interesting time. Since I have a newborn, I'm reading a book called The Vaccine Book by Robert Sears. For a break, I'm reading Patrick McManus' The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw. And at night, my sweetheart and I have been reading aloud Farley Mowat's The Dog Who Wouldn't Be. If you asked me a month ago, I wouldn't have known any of these three books or authors existed.
Among the acclaim for Doug Fine's Farewell, My Subaru:
“Fine is an amiable and self-deprecating storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams. If you're a fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-style humor -- and also looking to find out how to raise your own livestock to feed your ice-cream fetish -- Farewell may prove a vital tool.”
Washington Post

“The details of Doug Fine’s experiment in green living are great fun—but more important is the spirit, the dawning understanding that living in connection to something more tangible than a computer mouse is what we were built for. It’ll make you want to move!”
—Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Learn more about Doug Fine, his writing, and his NPR features at

--Marshal Zeringue