The Last American Man

The Last American Man Author Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN-10 0142002836
ISBN-13 9780142002834
Year 2003-05-27
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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Finalist for the National Book Award 2002Look out for Elizabeth Gilberts new book Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear on sale now In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway In 1977 at the age of seventeen Conway left his family s comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains For more than two decades he has lived there making fire with sticks wearing skins from animals he has trapped and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature To Gilbert Conway s mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be but rarely are

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