Helen and Scott are a couple that got sick of consumer culture and wage slavery (all the way back in 1932!) and moved out to the country. They built their own stone home, grew their own food, were vegetarian/vegan and lived without the labor of animals. The book is basically an accounting of their first 20 years, and I just found it inspiring. Even though it is slightly dated, I think everything still applies and that their story is still possible with today's people and is a great guide to sustainable living.
They have a second installment, Continuing the Good Life, which I plan to read soon. Living the Good Life in its original form is actually out of print (I found it cheap on used book site abebooks.com). However, stores still sell "The Good Life," which is both of the books in one.
Anyway, I found it good enough that I felt I needed to tell everyone here about it, as it is really right down the alley of a lot of the people reading this site.