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Author: Gene Logsdon
ISBN: 1590982185
Language: English
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Wooster Book Co. (October 1, 2002)
Rating: 4.7
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-Wes Jackson, The Land Institute.

-Wes Jackson, The Land Institute. Gene Logsdon has lived by failing according to most people s standards of success, and has made a good life. A good book, too. I like You Can Go Home Again (to name one reason of several) because it comes from experience. It has to do, not with speculation or theory or wishful thinking, but with what is possible.

Start by marking You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a. .A really neat book about that feeling of 'home. It was recommended to me by a friend who grew up on the farm

Start by marking You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The measure of his courage - and contrariness - is that he has been successful. It was recommended to me by a friend who grew up on the farm. Some of his insights into the connection with the land weren't quite as clear for me, but what I did gain from the book was the idea that it is ok to long for that feeling of home, and to seek until you find it.

You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life (1998). Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills: A Revival of Forgotten Crafts, Techniques, and Traditions (1985). The Big Things in Life are the Little Things (1998, with Steve Zender). The Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening (1997). The Contrary Farmer (1995). The Low-Maintenance House (1987). Moneysaving Secrets: A Treasury of Salvaging, Bargaining, Recycling, and Scavenging Techniques (1986). Wildlife in the Garden: How to Live in Harmony With Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures (1983)

The Contrary's Farmer Autobiography. Published by Thriftbooks Gene Logsdon has published his autobiography. We feel that call that Gene Logsdon describes so movingly, hilariously.

The Contrary's Farmer Autobiography. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. Gene Logsdon has published his autobiography. He returned to the good life of his childhood - at least almost. Now, most people, considering the fact that we are doing it by going first and finding jobs later, think we are certifiable.

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Adventures of a Contrary Life by Logsdon, Gene at AbeBooks. co Gene Logsdon is the author of sixteen books, including The Contrary Farmer and A Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening, hundreds of magazine articles, and a weekly.

You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life by Logsdon, Gene at AbeBooks. uk - ISBN 10: 1590982185 - ISBN 13: 9781590982181 - Wooster Book Company - 2002 - Softcover. Gene Logsdon is the author of sixteen books, including The Contrary Farmer and A Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening, hundreds of magazine articles, and a weekly newspaper column. He writes and farms near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he lives with his family.

Gene Logsdon (November 5, 1931 – May 31, 2016) was an American man of letters, cultural and economic critic . You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life (1998). The Big Things in Life are the Little Things (1998, with Steve Zender)

Gene Logsdon (November 5, 1931 – May 31, 2016) was an American man of letters, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He was a prolific author of essays, novels, and nonfiction books about agrarian issues, ideals, and techniques.

Gene Logsdon's story embodies both the frustrations and longing so many of us feel as we search for our essential selves and a harmonious life. The measure of his courage -- and contrariness -- is that he has been successful. In You Can Go Home Again, he tells us what motivated him and what success has meant. For Logsdon, to create a home; is not to escape from the world, but to establish a nexus of people, all working together to produce a home-based economy as a bulwark of stability under the larger economy gone crazy with paper money. Home is a local community tied to other local communities. But mostly Logsdon's philosophy must be read between the lines. What he writes about are the sad, funny, and sometimes harrowing adventures of those who live seemingly humdrum lives: understanding creeks; shepherding sheep; coping with blizzards; winning softball tournaments; losing sanity at rock concerts; hiding in haystacks; enjoying Christmas; surviving a buggy ride; overcoming grief, not to mention absentminded professors, dictatorial editors, and fervid priests; and why it might not be a bad idea to go to church in our underwear. What transpires is an inspiring picture of a very American life.
Comments (7)
Alsantrius
I cannot say enough about this book, it is great, a meat and potatoes book.
Cktiell
Not as good as other of Gene Logsdon's books
Vonalij
A warm, reflective, and entertaining work by Mr. Logsdon. It is timeless and well worth reading no matter what experience level one possesses. May he continue to give us more to reflect on and live by as we remember our roots.
Porgisk
I'll be brutally honest. I read some Farm Journal stuff when I was a kid, but I just could never quite warm up to this book, and it wasn't because of "The Blizzard" chapter either. There was plenty of stuff here that I could relate to, and even more that I should have been able to, but, finally, I just kinda skimmed the last few chapters and put it back on the shelf. Sorry, Gene. There are simply too many other good memoirs out there that I can't wait to read, and several are already in my teetering to-read pile. What first attracted me to YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN was the pr copy that mentioned Logsdon had spent several years in the seminary, an experience I thought I'd relate to, since I did some time in one of those institutions myself. But even that part didn't really grab me - a bad sign from the get-go. And then when he got deeper and deeper into the back-to-the-land, grow-your-own-food kinda stuff, my interest really started to wane. Don't get me wrong, there have been a couple of farm memoirs I've really loved (I was a "pseudo" farm kid myself, growing up next door to my Grandpa's small farm). Ron Jager's EIGHTY ACRES is an all-time favorite of mine, as is the late Curtis Stadtfeld's FROM THE LAND AND BACK. Both books are set on farms less than an hour from my own hometown (Reed City): near McBain and Remus (all three towns in west Michigan). Another beautifully written Michigan farm memoir is Anne-Marie Oomen's PULLING DOWN THE BARN. Perhaps my biggest beef with Logsdon's book is (and this is my opinion only) there's a little too much about the farming and not enough about the people involved. Lemme close this way. Perhaps if the national economy really goes to hell this year and I have to get out in the back yard and plant my own vegetables just to survive, I'll take this book down and give it another try. In the meantime, all the best to you, Gene Logsdon. I tip my hat to your self-sufficient lifestyle. - Tim Bazzett, author of REED CITY BOY
Frosha
Somewhat an autobiography, this book tells less of the tale of the author himself, and more of the happenings of the places he lived in. While it has some information, this is definitely not a how-to book.

Logsdon takes us to the later years of his childhood, where he is preparing for the priesthood. While he loves to write, farming calls out to him. However, he is slated to be one of the better scholars of the church and is pushed in that direction. That all changes when he has a chance to work on a farm in the service and discovers just what is missing from his life.

The next part details the early years of his marriage and his time spent writing for a farm magazine. While he enjoys the writing, the subjects do not always please him and he finds himself leaning to the smaller publications that cover Organic Farming and sustainable ways to use the land. He also discovers that he enjoys writing books as well.

With the success of some of his books he is able to return "home" and buy some land for a farm. The latter half of the book is located on or near this farm and he outlines greatly the life over the last century in the small towns around the area. He remembers fondly the good times and laments that the towns are slowly dieing now, being replaced by bigger cities.

Logson's writing is wonderful. It has a sense of humor and is greatly descriptive. While he tends to go on quite a bit on certain subjects its like listening to someone tell a story. You may have heard it a thousand times and groan outwardly, but inside you're always excited for the telling. The only part of the book I couldn't really get into was the softball chapter. While its great the community would come together for it, I just tired of reading it after it went on several pages.

You Can Go Home Again
Copyright 1998
204 pages