On Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm at the Trident Booksellers & Cafe (338 Newbury St., Boston), William Powers will read from his new book, Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World, followed by a discussion and signing. Powers is also the author of the “green living” bestseller Twelve by Twelve and New Slow City.

Many people fantasize about dramatically changing their lives — living in accordance with their ideals rather than the exigencies of a job, bills, and possessions. Powers and his family actually do it…

“The pages drip with illumination, insight, and wisdom.”
— Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement

“Here’s a community you’ll want to know about, and hopefully to emulate!”
— Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org