Following her success as an author, Dolly Freed grew up to be a NASA aerospace engineer. She put herself through college after she aced the SATs with an education she received from the public library. She has also been an environmental educator, business owner, and college professor. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City and Going Feral, is an urban farmer and writer based in Oakland, CA. She studied at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where she worked closely with Michael Pollan and Cynthia Gorney. Her farm, GhostTown, started in 2003, and these days hosts a flock of chickens, honey bees, vegetable beds, and 30 fruit trees. Carpenter teaches writing and urban agriculture at the University of San Francisco.
Possum Living, a manifesto for living cheaply...is a
relevant and sassy manual for the non-consumer lifestyle.--
Dolly is a sharp writer, an autodidact and an 18-year-old of unusual competence and grit...There's nothing precious about Possum Living: it's genuine in a way few books are.-- "Jezebel"