Sundeen’s latest book examines what it means to be a non-conformist in the modern age.
Sundeen’s latest book examines what it means to be a non-conformist in the modern age. (Aurora Photos)
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Mark Sundeen on the New Pioneers

Sundeen’s latest book examines what it means to be a non-conformist in the modern age.

Writer Mark Sundeen spent the last three years chronicling the lives of three couples who have dropped out of mainstream society, trading cars, technology, and electricity for freedom and hard work on the new American frontier. The result is his latest book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America, a fascinating, timely, and deeply personal examination of what it means to be a non-conformist in the modern age. Editor Chris Keyes talks with the frequent Outside contributor, who wrote a feature for the January/February 2017 issue on the tiny-house movement and has been described as the “our poet laureate of alternative lifestyles.”

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