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The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Nov 03, 2008

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bookshelves: non-fiction, celebrates-nature, inspirational, celebrates-nonconformity

"The Last American Man" (2003) was written previous to "Eat, Pray, Love" (2007) both by Elizabeth Gilbert. In my opinion, this book is better than "Eat, Pray, Love." But that is not saying much. At least Elizabeth Gilbert is not dwelling on herself in this non-fiction piece. Here she writes about a wacky non-conformist who's life is at the beginning is somewhat interesting, but he becomes increasingly annoying as the book progresses.

I give this author credit for researching and presenting the facts in a more or less objective way. But this book was not nearly as exciting and well written as "Into the Wild" previously written (1997) by Jon Krakauer after he researched his facts about another "mountain man."
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