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  • 100 West Pacific Avenue
  • Telluride, CO, 81320
  • United States

Wilkinson Public Library | All ages | Free

Today’s Americans are looking to escape ... faced with drastic increases in climate change, the rise of the One Percent, and a suffocating 24/7 work culture that seems to be keeping an entire population chained to their smart phones, it comes as no surprise that we are now, more than ever, yearning for “the simple life.” Organic eating continues to gain popularity and minimalistic Tiny Houses seem to be popping up everywhere—but why? In "The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America," Mark Sundeen follows a diverse group of Americans—urban and rural, female and male, black and white—on their complicated quest for this simpler life. Sundeen will be "In Conversation" with local award-winning author Amy Irvine, a co-instructor in Southern New Hampshire University's MFA residency program.

Sundeen’s writings about off-the-grid movements have appeared in the New York Times, Outside Magazine, The Believer, National Geographic Adventure, and McSweeneys. His previous book, "The Man Who Quit Money," was a sleeper hit. Outside hailed it as a “critique that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt remorse on the treadmill of getting and spending,” cementing his reputation as one of the preeminent translators of alternative communities and movements for the mainstream.