Books That Make You: A Babe In The Woods

Books That Make You: A Babe In The Woods

This week we’re talking about Books That Make You unplug from the world and go build a cabin in the woods.

We’ve all had that vision of being off in our own secluded cabin in the woods. Maybe it is because we want to escape society for a little while, or go off and be creative. Write, paint, dance with no one watching. Live life in a pure, simple, natural way. Life off the land and be in harmony with nature.

This week’s guest did just that at the age of 18. Now, just a few years later, she tells Books That Make You how she did it. Why she did it. How you could do it, or at least how you could replicate that experience to some extent. Or at least, take Yvonne’s advice and put down your phone and take a walk in the woods.

Yvonne Wakefield is the author of the Babe in the Woods series of books. Book One was recently re-released, and Book Two: Babe in the Woods: Self Portrait was just released for the first time.

Today, even though the cabin is no longer her primary residence, Yvonne continues to stay there on and off relying on the same tools and techniques of living in the wilderness that she used as a teenager. She is an artist, a teacher, she has her doctorate and has taught art to every age and on many other continents.

And Yvonne joins Books That Make You host Desiree Duffy Sunday night, October 31 at 8 and 11 eastern on