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Folks, This Ain't Normal Audiobook
Folks, This Ain't Normal
Written by: 
Joel Salatin
Narrated by: 
Joel Salatin
Folks, This Ain't Normal Audiobook

Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

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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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    sara Burr Oak, MI, United States 01-26-16
    sara Burr Oak, MI, United States 01-26-16 Member Since 2012

    I love to read Christian books and listening to Audible books while I work around the house is amazing. I try to live a simple healthy life.

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    loved it !! Maybe the government is costing so much because it is inefficient and trying to control us. Who owns you was
    question raised . The government is good to those who offer them the most money. I bet you already knew that

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    not Margaret Thatcher 12-16-15
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    This guy makes so much sense it's crazy. I love that it's read by the author.

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    a thomas 11-24-15
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    "I learned so much!"

    I will be reading other books by this author. he challenges status quo in the food production world and is a voice for the small farmers.

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    Doug 10-28-15
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    "Very salient advice."

    Both practical and transformative ideas discussed by Joel. Your thoughts will be expanded and you will be compelled toward growth and stewardship in many areas of life.

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    Ian 10-18-15
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    "Fascinating look into what the author calls..."

    Fascinating look into what the author calls historical normalcy, growing up in Pa near a lot of derelict farms it always was lost on me why we shipped so much of our food in, w/o utilizing what we have at our feet. Joel discusses everything from food politics to family and faith, and the interconnectedness of all things.

    Highly recommended.

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    R. Hayward Bend, Or USA 10-01-15
    R. Hayward Bend, Or USA 10-01-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A must read!"

    This enlightening book discusses how far we've come since the "olden days" and how, in many cases, we've allowed our rights & freedom of choice to be taken from us. It's frightening that our own government has made it difficult, in some cases impossible, to grow healthy, organic food in a humane & natural environment & sell it to whomever wants to buy it. They want to keep us eating food that's genetically modified, grown with & in numerous chemicals/pestcides/drugs, & irradiated or "sterilized" (in chlorine, etc.) in disgusting, disease ridden, filthy, inhumane, feed lots (etc)! Why? Because BIG FOOD corporations OWN the USDA, FDA, EPA, etc. There is so much more to this book, than just the true stories that prove the above statement; and all of it is important. We live in a dangerous time/place...read this book!

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    Tina United States 07-26-15
    Tina United States 07-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So glad I found this--be willing to challenge your thinking"

    I took the time to listen to this book based on a friend's recommendation. She saw and heard Joel speak in Florida. I watched several YouTube videos of Joel Salatin and wanted more. This book is worth every minute. I am checking out the printed version so I can write down the other authors he recommends.

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    Stephanie 05-08-15
    Stephanie 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a great book."

    I've already ordered a paperback copy of the book. I will be doing quite a bit of underlining in it. It would be worth the money just to have the list of other books and authors he references! Well done.

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    Andrew Guinn LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, US 05-08-15
    Andrew Guinn LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, US 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Coolest farmer on earth!"

    I wish I could've met him when I was younger. Although I have had some people near me that have helped me understand lots of these basic, and necessary, ways of life.

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    Ethny Indiana 05-06-15
    Ethny Indiana 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book ever!"
    If you could sum up Folks, This Ain't Normal in three words, what would they be?

    BEST BOOK EVER!


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    Everyone should read this book. I think Joel should be president of the US!

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