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From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. Here, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impacts.

>Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture", and profiled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life.

And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote.

Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice - practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure - makes Folks, This Ain't Normal a must-listen book.

©2011 Joel Salatin (P)2011 Hachette

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Excellent Book to Relisten to

Everytime I listen to this book I hear things I didnt hear the first time. I highly recommend this book.

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Joel Salatin is one of the Best

I love Joel and everything he believes in. A must read for anyone that cares.

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Salatin is the Gandhi of regenerative agriculture

This hook needs to be part of all schools curriculum. Salatin explain how the green revolution has disconnected us from our food and hence the natural world and how we can get back there with tangible steps at the end of each chapter. Salatin does so in an eloquent and entertaining way with everything being backed up by research. Highly recommended!

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Excellent book

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Joel telling it like it is, let's hope for change in the world.

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Mind opening insights

loved it. a wealth of knowledge. a rare find of insights into a world outside the concrete prision we call a city.

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A basis for farming knowledge

As a farmer myself I highly recommend this to any farmer out there, it's also a great introduction to the world of farming

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Pure Gold

Absolutely loved it. I'll be purchasing the hardcopy! Concerning and eye opening. Looking forward to reading his other books.

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