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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Bob BERLIN, CT, United States 11-02-11
    Bob BERLIN, CT, United States 11-02-11
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    "The brightest amoung us seem to be too smart to"

    The brightest among us seem to be too smart to run for office, Senator Salatin sounds good. Imagine a gov’t filled with more Salatins and the like. Too bad, if only we could put a copy of this on every seat or smartphone of our state & federal legislators. The simplest things are just too much for most within our gov’t. to absorb or maybe it’s their wallets that keep them from what might be common sense to the rest of us.
    This book is a must read.
    ps. Loved that Joel himself reads this book!!!! It truly would have lost sooooo much read by anyone else.

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    amber3j 09-13-17
    amber3j 09-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good down-to-earth reality check!"

    Joel's view on how to tackle modern day life are inspiring and refreshing. I have finished this book inspired to make changes in my own life to get back to normalcy.

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    Eric Jenkins 09-10-17
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    "I wish I could have a conversation with him"

    I loved the book and the ideas throughout the book but there were times that I disagreed to some extent and I wish I could discuss some points with him further.

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    kidsathart Wisconsin USA 09-09-17
    kidsathart Wisconsin USA 09-09-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm a book crazy homeschool mom who loves great literature and learning from all subject areas.

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    "We've Been Brainwashed"

    Few books are truly life shaking. This is one of those books. Joel Salatin, with his down to earth gravelly voice and demeanor, shares information and experiences that will change the way you view your food, your farmer, your government, and your life. His narration is easy to listen to from start to finish. You will need to listen to this book more than once to absorb so much information. Five stars!

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    Oren Molovinsky 08-12-17
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    "farmer or not you this is a very important read"

    sometimes he's a little bit out there, but he is a genius! as a result of listening to this one I have made a lot of changes in how I approach food

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    Tlfoth 08-10-17
    Tlfoth 08-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great job Joel Salatin"

    Best audio book I have listened to. Not only was it interesting,inspiring, and informative Joel Salatin' s narration was most enjoyable. You were able to really feel how he felt and laugh with him as well . Great book and great audio!

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    BJ 07-17-17
    BJ 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome book"

    thank you for this book. thank you. thank you, thank you .thank you? thank you! thank you!

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    Casey Bradford 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome and Intelligent"
    Would you listen to Folks, This Ain't Normal again? Why?

    Yes. It was inspirational and creative.


    What other book might you compare Folks, This Ain't Normal to and why?

    The Bible. It was that epic.


    What does Joel Salatin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is a charismatic genius!


    If you could give Folks, This Ain't Normal a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Please read because you will enjoy!


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad I read this :)

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    Amazon Customer Austin, Tx USA 06-14-17
    Amazon Customer Austin, Tx USA 06-14-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Great info"

    Common sense for uncommon times, very actionable, also great examples of how our food system has gone of the rails.

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    "Norms"

    Even if you don't agree with all of the author's opinions, it is worth reading to challenge yourr thoughts on norms we see every day. Also, due to the author's enthusiasm, I plan on reading his next book.

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