The “mother” of Swap-O-Rama-Rama, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, started Swap-O-Rama-Rama in New York City in 2005. She came up for the idea while she was trying to live for a year in NYC without currency. (!!) She’s such a wonderful woman – full of positive energy and a creative spirit. She has been so generous in her support of the Chicago SORRs since the beginning.
I was thrilled to hear that she has a book coming out this summer! She tells me it’s coming in eBook and Print form. I think I’m going to spring for the print version myself – seems appropriate for a book about “Hands-On Living.” Plus she says:
My publisher did a lot to make it worthy of paper: 20 illustrators, a stitched open bind, color all the way through, photos etc.
I’m so excited to read it – she’s such an inspiration to me!
You can pre-order your copy today through Amazon.
About The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living
This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their high-powered careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money. Tremayne believes that everyone has the skill and creativity to make it work.
The Good Life Lab not only teaches the art of making biofuel, appliances, structures, gardens, food, and medicine but is filled with illustrations contributed by a community of artists and illustrators, making the book a work of art. It shows readers how to create out of waste, reconnect with nature, and live off the grid — it is the manual for life in a post-consumer age.