I first heard about the book Possum Living
through an interesting journalism experience. Author David Gates, intrigued by his tattered copy of the book, tracked down its original author. He found her, and the follow-up on her story is truly fascinating. Unable to get his story published as a magazine article, Gates released it to the internet on a donation program.
And now here it is, in book form! This copy is the original Possum Living
book, sandwiched between Gates' introduction and an afterward by the original author. (Dolly Freed is not her real name, but it will do in a pinch.)