Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money
by Dolly Freed
Published by Tin House Books
The antidote to being a capitalist pig? Becoming a possum. Dolly Freed wrote this as a sassy and scrappy teenager in the 70s and finally someone had the common sense to reprint it.