Ellicott, Susan
November 1993
New Republic;11/29/93, Vol. 209 Issue 22, p13
Discusses efforts of entrepreneurs to advise people about leaving urban life and moving toward smaller towns where they presume their lives will be happier and more meaningful. Use of self-help tapes, books, seminars, newsletters and telephone advice lines by Green Pastures Institute to guide the urban opt-outs; Description of an index of medium-sized U.S. towns rated for quality of life; Popularity of Pasadena-based mail-order firm Cassette Enterprises in guiding people for a rural life; Success of Tom and Marilyn Ross, authors of the book "Country Bound! Trade Your Business Suit Blues for Blue Jeans Dreams ," who organize Edu Training retreats for people who want to taste rural life before going there.


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