Rewilding the Urban Soul: Searching for the Wild in the City (Paperback)
The US created the world's first national park and is home to stunning natural beauty, yet 83 percent of Americans live in urban areas. Amid the concrete and the busyness, how can we also answer the call of the wild?
Once upon a time, a burned-out Claire Dunn spent a year living off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Yet love and the possibilities of human connection drew her back to the city, where she soon found herself as overscheduled, addicted to her phone, and lost in IKEA as the rest of us. Given all the city offers--comfort, convenience, community, and opportunity--she wants to stay. But to do so, she'll have to learn how to rewild her own urban soul.
Claire swims in city rivers, forages in the suburbs, and explores many other practices to connect to the world around her. Rewilding the Urban Soul is a field guide to being at one with nature, wherever you are.