Never one to dote on my looks or femininity, I see myself now, rough around the edges and more at home in myself in the wild than packaged and polished back in the city. The soles of my feet are as tough as the soles of my moccasins.
Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time by Yvonne Wakefield. When she was 18, Wakerfield took the inheritance intended to pay for her college, bought 80 acres in the Oregon mountains, and built her own log cabin home.
Wakefield's new memoir looks at her "relationship with woodsy things" and how she built a life for herself after becoming an orphan at 14.
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