Melissa Coleman on a Childhood Spent Back to the Land

April 26, 2012

Melissa Coleman spent the formative years of her chilldhood roaming the lands of her family's farm in rural Maine.  Melissa, her sister Heidi, and their parents, Eliot and Sue Coleman,lived off the grid, grwe their own organic food, and became media darlings when the Wall Street Journal ran an article about her father.  Coleman writes about that time in her memoir "This Life is in Your Hands." The piece begins with a reading from the book's beginning, by Sheila Shigley.