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Eartheasy Book Review:

How to Live Well Without Owning a Car
by Chris Balish


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How to Live Well Without Owning a Car

Save money, breathe easier, and get more mileage out of life

Between rising gas prices, endless car payments, and countless hours spent in gridlocked traffic, do you ever get the feeling that you don’t own your car, but rather your car owns you? Car-free convert Chris Balish shows why kicking car dependency could be the soundest and sanest lifestyle change you can make, and provides realistic strategies for making the leap. From saving money to building a better world, even diehard autoholics will find hundreds of reasons to set out on the (car-free) road less traveled.

How to Live Well Without Owning a Car
is the first practical, accessible, and sensible guide to living in North America without owning a car. This inclusive guide:
• exposes the true costs of car ownership and shows how getting rid of your car can simplify your life and put you on the road to financial freedom.
• is packed with realistic, economical alternatives to owning a car, including chapters on carsharing, carpooling, and even car-free dating.
• includes more than 100 real-world tips, strategies, and success stories from people who are happily car-free or "car-lite," from cities to suburbs.
• according to a 2004 American Automobile Association study, the average American spends $8,410 per year (roughly $700 per month) to own a vehicle.

This comprehensive guide covers a broad range of lifestyle impacts when going car-free. Hundreds of tips and success stories are presented from people across America who have found alternatives and advantages to car-free living. The book is impressive in its thorough research, yet fun to read with many unexpected surprises and solutions. The author's optimism enriches the book and encourages the reader to consider its premise seriously.

Even if going without a car is too radical a change for your lifestyle, this book will encourage you to drive less. Step-by-step methods offer realistic ways to reduce the cost and environmental impact of maintaining a car, without making a personal sacrifice. In fact, the author puts forward a convincing argument that going car-free may be the soundest lifestyle change you can make.


How to Live Well without Owning a Car
by Chris Balish

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