At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow
by David Mixner
Magnus Books. 244 pages, $18.
IN 2007, at the age of sixty, civil rights activist David Mixner embraced the notion of a Thoreau-like lifestyle, “mixed with a little Dr. Doolittle for good measure,” and traded a busy New York social calendar for Turkey Hollow, his own version of Walden in the Catskills. At Home with Myself tells the story of his “wilderness years” through a collection of vignettes organized thematically by the four seasons.