by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I don’t usually read gardening books, but this one promised sex. I was intrigued by a peek at the great orgy happening in the great outdoors. All those birds, all those bees…! The book in question, A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered […]
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While it’s described as a history of private life as revealed through the rooms of a house in England built in the 1800s, it’s really a collection of fascinating stories of how life has changed over time.
I discovered Captain Joshua Slocum’s book Sailing Alone around the World—written more than 100 years ago (it was published in 1900)—while reading a New York Times review of another book, one written about Slocum. As some of you know, I’m a bit of a sucker for books about being a sea captain or pirate (usually […]
By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Last month, for my Dirt Diva garden column, I reviewed two fascinating books: Maria Rodale’s Organic Manifesto (Rodale, 2010) and Slow Death by Rubber Duck (Counterpoint Press, 2010) by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. After reading these two sobering works, which, respectively, investigate chemical agriculture versus […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now