A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in by Peter Forbes,Helen Whybrow

By Peter Forbes,Helen Whybrow

A tale of friendship, encouragement, and the hunt to layout a greater world

A guy aside is the story—part relatives memoir and half biography—of Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow’s longtime friendship with invoice Coperthwaite (A home made Life), whose strange existence and fierce beliefs helped them study and comprehend their own.

Coperthwaite encouraged many by means of residing with reference to nature and against modern society, and used to be usually in comparison to Henry David Thoreau. very similar to Helen and Scott Nearing, who have been his associates and mentors, Coperthwaite led a 55-year-long “experiment in dwelling” on a distant stretch of Maine coast. There he created a home of wood, multistoried yurts, a kind of structure for which he was once identified round the world.

Coperthwaite additionally embodied a philosophy that he referred to as “democratic living,” which used to be approximately empowering everyone to have organisation over their lives so as to create a greater group. The valuable query of Coperthwaite’s lifestyles used to be, “How am i able to reside in line with what I believe?”

In this intimate and sincere account—framed by way of Coperthwaite’s surprising dying and taken alive during the month-long event of establishing with him what could grow to be his final yurt—Forbes and Whybrow discover the undying classes of Coperthwaite’s scan in intentional residing and self-reliance. in addition they display an incredible tale concerning the energy and complexities of mentorship: the outlet of one’s existence to another person to profit jointly, and sporting on in that person’s actual absence.

While mourning Coperthwaite’s loss of life and coming to appreciate the genuine which means of his existence and the way it endures via their very own, Forbes and Whybrow craft a narrative that unearths why it’s vital to hunt direct event, to be interested in attractiveness and ease, to create instead of critique, and to inspire others.


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