Not necessarily...and not necessarily for cash, either.
I’ve been thinking about Thoreau, as I often do, but very specifically, lately. Never mind about what, since you don’t touch on it here. And it really doesn’t relate. But, as I often do, as you are very much in tune, of course, especially in noting how he does not especially apply in any direct way any longer. Today Thoreau would be thought of as a privileged white male and nothing more perhaps. Yet there is much he taught that can still be applied to the average life to make the average life function closer to nature. You still have to make certain sacrifices. Changes in lifestyle. Choices beyond the usual.
And I shall read and review your interesting-sounding “chick-lit” book (I don’t know that I’d maintain that categorization...) if that site ever sends me a copy.