Dispatches from the Sweet Life

Dispatches from the Sweet Life

One Family, Five Acres, and a Community's Quest to Reinvent the World

William Powers


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  • A memoir of life in Suraqueta, a subtropical town in Bolivia where the Andes meets the Amazon — part of a grassroots network of “transition towns” that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of climate change and economic instability
  • A timely, personal exploration of what sustainable living looks like, from an experienced writer and expert on sustainable development
  • Author’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Atlantic and many other publications
  • Author is senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at New York University
  • The third book in William Powers’s “Beyond the American Dream” trilogy, which began with Twelve by Twelve and New Slow City

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