Stephanie Anderson's debut nonfiction book, One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture, was released in January 2019 with University of Nebraska Press.
In One Size Fits None, Anderson argues that in order to provide nutrient-rich food and fight climate change, we need to move beyond sustainable to regenerative agriculture, a practice that is highly tailored to local environments and renews resources. She follows diverse farmers across the United States: a South Dakota bison rancher who provides an alternative to the industrial feedlot; an organic vegetable farmer in Florida who harvests microgreens; a New Mexico super-small farmer who revitalizes communities; and a North Dakota midsize farmer who combines livestock and grain farming to convert expensive farmland back to native prairie. One Size Fits None will resonate with anyone concerned about the future of food in America, providing guidance for creating a better, regenerative agricultural future.
Stephanie's essays and short stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Flyway, The Pinch, Hotel Amerika, Midwestern Gothic, The Chronicle Review, Sweet, and many others. She also contributed to the essay collection Permanent Vacation: Eighteen Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, Vol. 2 from Bona Fide Books. Her essay "Greyhound" won the 2016 Payton James Freeman Essay Prize from The Rumpus, Drake University, and the Freeman family.
Stephanie holds an MFA in creative nonfiction (2015) from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and a bachelor’s degree in English (2009) from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. She currently serves as an instructor of English at FAU teaching creative writing, composition, literary interpretation, professional writing, and other writing and literature courses. She has also taught workshops in fiction, poetry, and memoir at FAU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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