Monday, April 1, 2013

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball

I absolutely loved this book.  Kristin drove from NYC to central Pennsylvania to interview a farmer, Mark, running a CSA. She helped out by doing some weeding, stayed for dinner and ended up on Essex Farm in NY a year later. Kristin fell in love with Mark and his way of life.

"[An] appealing memoir... Luckily for the reader, Kimball has a lusty appetite and her memoir is as much a celebration of food as it is of farming."
— The New York Times Book Review

The Dirty Life is a delightful, tumultuous, and tender story of the author’s love affair with the man who becomes her husband and the farm they work together to restore. With wisdom and humor, Kristin Kimball describes how she abandoned her career in New York City, leaving behind everything she thought was important for a hard, distinctly unglamorous existence that turns out to be the most fulfilling thing she’s ever done.” — Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses

A great review and excerpt here.

Pages: 276

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Great review! Adding this to my list!!