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
It blows my mind that so many people do not know you, your books, or your heart felt desire to heal the land, farms, food system, and return to strong work ethic of our past. The government is all but destroyed the little man in favor of factory farms and big business. Why can't we decide what we want to eat or buy! This will just get worse if we don't stop patronizing the big business or factory farms to name a few. So proud of Mr. Salatin for his stand!
I enjoyed listening to Joe's perspective and appreciate the small farmer even more now. i will go to our farmers market with new excitement.
Yes, this book is filled with common sense and logic. Joel Salatin has it right when it comes to farms, food, and family. He is a genius in my book.
Come on people, this ain't normal!!
If everyone just used some of the common sense approaches to farming, food, and life in general that Joel Salatin talks about in his books we would be healthier and happier.
great book. great author/narrator. I didn't agree with every single thing he believed in, but it didn't matter. he presented great points and really got me thinking. we definitely need more people like this in the world.
If you want to be challenged, and stretched for the better, get ready for a wild ride. Facts about food, technology, and human relationships are astounding! Thank Joel for old fashioned words of wisdom. You and God have forever changed my family.
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