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“There’s this idea that philosophy can blend into memoir and that, ideally, philosophy, at its best, is to help us through the business of living with people, within communities. This is a point that Thoreau’s Walden gave to me, as a writer, and why I consider it so valuable for today.”

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“The book that we love as Walden began in the journal entries that he wrote starting with his first day at the pond.”

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“In 1845 the American naturalist went out to live in the woods of Western Massachusetts. Thoreau was one of the great masters of the art of simple living.”

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“He discusses how the original ideals that America was founded on were being compromised, and how massive industrial interests were starting to dominate.”

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