Amazon “Best Selling” Author
Impressed by that “Best Selling Author” label? Don’t be. Anytime you see that it means an author’s book ranked #1 in a specific Amazon category. It’s no big deal. And it’s not like I’ve written any New York Times Best Sellers.
Still, I have written several books. And they’ve helped or inspired about 80,000 readers as I write this. So I know someone other than mom has bought one.
I have two passions that I write about.
- The “business” of family farming.
- Self-reliant preparedness.
And I don’t just write about farming, prepping, and homesteading—that’s the life I live.
Bored? Wanna read my story? Be my guest…
Readers. Some Happy.
love my work!
I wish everyone would follow Tim Young's advice.
"I've read a lot of books on prepping and this is at the top of the list. It's a great introduction for those new to preparedness, and there's a lot of useful information for those who have been at it for a while. I wish everyone in America would read this book and follow Tim Young's advice."
Parents MUST read this book!
"EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR! I was trying to figure out a way to integrate life/survival skills and found this book. I'm SO glad I did. This is a step-by-step, broken down into each survival skill. Even if you think you or your child will never need them, knowledge doesn't take up space. Better safe than sorry!"
No crazy apocalypse stuff here, just good information!
"I'm by no means a hard-core prepper; I am, however, someone who believes in being prepared for what may come my way and this book is a great way to get started! It's meant for non-hard-core, average Joe people (like me) who want to take care of themselves and their loved ones during times of crisis. It's really worth the time to read it!"
Provocative book to get you thinking before fleeing the city
"A great way to get your wheels spinning if you're thinking of jumping into the life of farming or homesteading. The interviews give a good overview of various approaches to life outside the city and how to earn an income. In addition, Tim provides a great list of questions and other tips throughout the book to consider before you take the plunge."
Add to your Prepping Library NOW!!!
"Having several books regarding the concept of "Being prepared", I have found this particular book essential to have in ones collection. The way Mr. Young breaks the chapters down into a true self help/educational aspect of becoming prepared is well written and easy to understand for all levels of prepping."
Highly recommended for every family
"A friend of mine recommended this book on her YouTube channel and I’m really glad I got it. The intro alone would have sold me if I had seen this in stores. It’s a fun, practical way to teach children to be more prepared through games. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to teach their kids about survival, life and preparedness in a fun way."
A MUST read book for all Americans!
"This is the BEST prep book around and one every American family should read. I only wish I had purchased it in actual rather than electronic form. There are many chapters that require careful review and study."
Perfect! Every Family Should Read and Implement These Ideas!
"I cannot recommend this book enough! My husband is an Emergency Manager and loves this book as well. (And he's hard to please with these types of books). He said, "There's nothing this guy, Young, has said that I disagree with so far." If my husband is impressed, that's saying a lot. "
Practical and inspirational ideas to live a more sustainable life
"This book gave so many great ideas and examples of ways that you could make money to support the dream of getting some land and living a more sustainable and fulfilling life. Tim Young shared so much knowledge and some very helpful resources to dream and make a plan for those of us who feel called to leave suburbia and do not want to work in corporate America until the age of 70."
Excellent Book - Well Written and Comprehensive!
"This is an excellent, comprehensive, and well-written book. I am an experienced "Emergency Preparedness" type person, and I still found this book very helpful. The author has a great writing style. It is clear and easy to read and understand. I liked the author's "voice" a lot - he is very relatable and reading the book felt like listening to a wise friend who had great advice to share."
Excellent book with lots of money making ideas. Gets the gears turning...
"Excellent book with lots of money making ideas for our farm. We have 6.4 acres in Northern California and are always looking for new ideas to make money. I love the stories from others and what they do and what got them where they are. Definitely worth the money I paid for this book."
then again, some readers
Wanted to like it, but found it off-putting at best
“Like others, I wanted to like this book. I’ve read similar titles that have been insightful, poignant, and wonderful. This was not — I couldn’t bring myself to finish it.“
This is what an idiot looks like
“This idiot gives farming, all farming, a bad name. They just threw themselves into farming instead of researching and LEARNING about what they were getting into. They let “nature take its course” and let animals die without vet care. That’s insane.“
Skip Chapter 6 if You've Got a Weak Stomach
“Unfortunately, my high opinion of Tim and his wife fell a few pages into Chapter 6, “The Dark Side of Farming,” and I struggled to go through the rest of the book. I was expecting a few animal deaths. I wasn’t expecting them by the hundreds. The book is worth a read, enjoyable even. But skip Chapter 6 if you have a weak stomach.“
Weird Fiction & Kids Books
"Poisoned Soil is a simple story that deals with complex issues. The prose seems to be an all-American version of magical realism, that Garcia Marquez / Isabel Allende technique of making reality magical and magic real. You will enjoy every minute that you're reading this book--the characters, the settings, the battles between man and nature, and, of course, that magical realism. Moreover, it's a very original piece of literature that will leave you thinking...and wondering." - Bookpleasures.Com Review
"A First Class Thriller!" - The Kindle Book Review
"A Cherokee curse and a hunger for success wreak havoc in this ambitious supernatural tale. The true suspense will satisfy readers looking for a grim, inventive thriller." - Kirkus Reviews
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