Friday, February 09, 2007

Gwen Roland: Original "Survivor" and "Simple Life" participant

Coming soon to Waycross College is Gwen Carpenter Roland who wrote about her experiences leaving civilization and living in a houseboat in the 1970's on the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. And imagine she did it without any expectation of an enormous monetary prize as is offered by the TV program Survivor. She and her friend Calvin voluntarily lived a simple life, for more than eight years, in the swamp.

Book Clubbers Charlotte and Lynn have been in contact with Gwen. She now lives right here in the state of Georgia. Watch out for news on her visit on April 2.

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