In The Unsettlers, Mark Sundeen follows a diverse group of Americans—urban and rural, female and male, black and white—on their complicated quest for a simpler life in modern times, raising fascinating and subversive questions about the way we live, eat, and work. Mark Sundeen’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, Outside Magazine, The Believer, National Geographic Adventure, and McSweeneys. His previous book, The Man Who Quit Money, was a sleeper hit, earning rave reviews from readers and critics. “With his chronicles of modern-day American visionaries and iconoclasts who have opted out of the mainstream culture, I’ve come to think of Mark Sundeen as our poet laureate of a new era of alternative lifestyles,” says Bob Shacochis, author of The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. He will be joined by Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams.