Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

The author used to live in Manhattan and worked in advertising, and his partner, Brent, worked for Martha Stewart. They decided to buy a mansion/farm on 60 acres in Sharon Springs, New York and become weekend farmers, commuting to the farm on weekends and then back into New York City for the work week. Kilmer-Purcell writes about the toll this took on their relationship, the joy they found in learning how to farm, and what is was like to live in a closer-knit community.

Funny and heartfelt. I loved how they wanted to get out of the rat race, and that they found a way to do this. A sign of a good book: as I was reading, I kept wondering, "Who can I give this book to?"

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