I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."

I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)

@frameacloud just a suggestion. Might be interesting to address some regional things. Country vs city. A lot of people where I used to live (southeast Texas) hunted as part of their food. Squirrel was real common. Collecting local native plants was also a thing.


Those are really good points. I was thinking I might make a primary book that's national, and a secondary book that is much more local, limited to just my county.


@frameacloud That might be the way to do it. There is so much variety across the nation. What works in one place, may not hold true elsewhere and it’s hard to know.

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