The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - I adore the Beekman boys’ story. He makes you laugh until you care. Armistead maupin michael perry coop, i am not myself these days—another riotous, dress your family in corduroy and denim in this follow-up to Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s beloved New York Times bestselling debut memoir, moving, Truck: A Love Story meets David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day, and entirely unique story of his attempt to tackle the next phase of life with his partner… on a goat farm in upstate New York.

Their unlikely story of love, the land, and a herd of goats is hilariously honest. If these two can go from manhattan to a goat farm in upstate New York, then I can’t help feeling there is hope for us all. Alice waters “kilmer-purcell’s genius lies in his ability to blindside the reader with heart-wrenching truths in the midst of the most outlandish scenarios.

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I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - The new york times bestselling, glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh Kilmer-Purcell, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day, now known for his popular PlanetGreen television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

His story begins here—before the homemade goat milk soaps and hand-gatheredhoneys, before his memoir of the city mouse’s move to the country, TheBucolic Plague—in I Am Not Myself These Days,  with “plenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight” WashingtonPost.

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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

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Avery #ad - These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man’s-land known as Middle Agriculture. How a midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm—and discovered why local chicks are better.

When lucie amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he’d tell her over dinner—that his dream was to quit his office job with benefits! and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. With an unexpected passion for this dubious enterprise, wry, and entirely educational story of the unforeseen payoffs and frequent pitfalls of one couple’s ag adventure—and many, Amundsen shares a messy, many hours spent wrangling chickens.

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch #ad - His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive much less laying during a brutal winter.

To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens—all named Lola.

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A Blindefellows Chronicle

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Unbound Digital #ad - The naïve newcomer is quickly taken under the wing of the rumbustious, philandering Japes, master of physics, who soon becomes something of a mentor, though not in an academic sense. A blindefellows chronicle follows the adventures of sedgewick,  Reverend Hareton, stalwart Matron Ridgeway and loathsome librarian, Japes and a handful of other unmarried faculty at an obscure West Country boarding school including the closeted headmaster,  Fairchild.

At midday on 31st august, arrives at blindefellows, former charity school for poor, blind boys,  the new history master, Sedgewick, now a second division private school for anyone who can pay.

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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

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Random House #ad - Yet never have your dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is–if only he could survive them. From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, Alda learns the hard way that change, to his acceptance of his father, and transformation are what life is made of, both personally and professionally, uncertainty, and true happiness is found in embracing them.

Never have your dog stuffed, but surprisingly, author, good humor, and director, is the crowning achievement of an actor, filled with curiosity about nature, and honesty, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen. He’s one of america’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, and directing, writing, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H.

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned #ad - The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession. Now alan alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances.

My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six, ” begins Alda’s irresistible story. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow.

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Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

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It Books #ad - In her book self-inflicted wounds, aisha tyler recounts a series of epic mistakes and hilarious stories of crushing personal humiliation, actress, comedian, and cohost of CBS’s daytime hit show The Talk, and the personal insights and authentic wisdom she gathered along the way. The essays in self-inflicted wounds are refreshingly and sometimes brutally honest, vividly translating the brand of humor Tyler has cultivated through her successful standup career, surprising, and laugh-out-loud funny, as well as the strong voice and unique point of view she expresses on her taste-making comedy podcast Girl on Guy.

Riotous, aisha tyler’s self-inflicted wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is about the power of calamity to shape life, learning, and wonderfully relatable, revealing, and success.

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Who Stole My Spandex?: Life in the Hot Flash Lane

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Mill Park Publishing #ad - This clever compilation includes laugh-out-loud pieces like "queen of klutz, ” "One Size Fits None, " and "Hands off my Egg Roll!" From couples' colonoscopies to nightmare holidays to disappearing spandex, no topic—no matter how crazy or unimaginable—is too taboo. Welcome to the nuthouse that Marcia Kester Doyle calls home.

Blogger marcia kester Doyle tells it like it is and nothing is off limits. Who stole my spandex? is a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. With a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor, and a dash of sentiment, this marvelous collection of anecdotes will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt the call of nature at exactly the wrong time.

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One of These Things First: A Memoir

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Delphinium Books #ad - Kennedy; a snooty, suicidal architect; and a seductive young contessa. With a gimlet eye and a true gift for storytelling, and all its drama and secrets, gaines captures his childhood shtetl in Brooklyn, like an Edward Hopper tableau: his philandering grandfather with his fleet of Cadillacs and Corvettes; a giant, empty movie theater, his portal to the outside world; a shirtless teenage boy pushing a lawnmower; and a pair of tormenting bullies whose taunts drive Gaines to a suicide attempt.

. Gaines also takes the reader behind the walls of payne Whitney—the “Harvard of psychiatric clinics, ” as Time magazine called it—populated by a captivating group of neurasthenics who affect his life in unexpected ways. From new york times–bestselling author Steven Gaines comes a wry and touching memoir of his trials as a gay teen at the famed Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic.

One of these things first is a poignant reminiscence of a fifteen-year-old gay jewish boy’s unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother’s Brooklyn bra-and-girdle store to Manhattan’s infamous Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, poets, whose alumni includes writers, and madmen, as well as Marilyn Monroe and bestselling author Steven Gaines.

One of These Things First: A Memoir #ad - For readers who love stories of self-transformation, One of These Things First is a fascinating memoir in the vain of Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted and Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissors. The cast of characters includes a famous Broadway producer who becomes his unlikely mentor; an elegant woman who claims to be the ex-mistress of newly elected president John F.

With its novelistic texture and unflagging narrative, this book is destined to become one of the great, indelible works of the memoir genre. At the center of the story is a brilliant young psychiatrist who promises to cure a young boy of his homosexuality and give him the normalcy he so longs for.

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Unexpectedly, Milo

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Broadway Books #ad - Milo is weird, but as he discovers, so is everyone else. He is, an expert in keeping secrets…  in typical screwball fashion, after all, Milo sets out on a cross-country journey to crack the case, but quickly gets sidetracked as his un-ignorable demands call. No one knows the true--and in his mind more insidious--Milo, and such is the root of his profound loneliness, especially now that he and Christine are living apart during a trial separation.

Then one day milo stumbles across a video camera and tapes, left behind in a park. But not all the details add up and Milo is struck with the urge to free the sweet confessor from her guilt. Yet christine is still none the wiser about these inexplicable quirks as Milo has painstakingly hidden them from her and everyone else for years.

But it is during these sidetracks that the true meaning of his adventure takes shape. He watches the first tape, which is a heartfelt confessional by a young woman who begins to reveal her secrets, starting small at first, and finally revealing that she blames herself for a tragic death of a friend. Unexpectedly, unexpectedly, milo is a humorous and touching novel about finding oneself, and, embracing the journey, love.

Unexpectedly, Milo #ad - From the Trade Paperback edition. The author of something missing returns with another hilarious and sneakily profound tale about a man whose behavior is truly odd, but also oddly relatable. Milo slade, a thirty-three year old home healthcare aide, is witnessing the rapid dissolution of his three-year marriage to a polished, high-powered attorney named Christine.

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Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - Comic gold. Publishers weekly   “witty commentary on the common ups and downs of being a new parent, times two. Kirkus reviews   “shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains literally of motherhood. Then they just cried. And finally, they got on with the incredible, hilarious adventure of raising two kids in Asia’s city of sin.

At least good enough to start saving for their therapy fund. And possibly her own. She is our new erma bombeck!”—Elizabeth Boyle   “Laugh-out-loud-funny. I swear, she’s living in my house and taking notes. Jill Smokler. Even if she can’t teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, she comes to realize she’s a good enough mom.

Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids #ad - Hilarious true stories of raising twins from the author of the Ironic Mom blog: “Shirtliffe is awesome and so is this book. Jenny lawson   when leanne shirtliffe and her husband, Chris, discovered she was pregnant with twins while they were living abroad in Bangkok, they cried laughing. In don’t lick the minivan, shirtliffe explores the hazards of everyday life with children, recounting her time as a parent in both Thailand and North American suburbia with humor and touching insight.

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Candy Everybody Wants

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - And the sobering truth that being America's sweetheart can leave a very sour aftertaste. From the critically acclaimed author of i am not myself These Days comes the very odd adventures of a starry-eyed young man from the Midwest seeking fame and fortune in the flamboyant surreality of New York, Los Angeles.

. And everywhere in between. Jayson blocher is tired of worshiping pop culture; he wants to be part of it. So he's off, on an extremely bumpy journey from rural Wisconsin to a New York escort agency for Broadway chorus boys, accompanied by an ever-changing cast of quirky extended family members, to a Hollywood sitcom set.

Candy Everybody Wants #ad - Somewhere out there his destiny awaits—along with the discovery of first love, some unusual coincidences, a kidnapping mystery.

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