A successful urban couple accidentally buys a rural estate and tries on weekends to make the place into a self-supporting farm while keeping their 9-to-5’s in Manhattan. Both Martha Stewart and Oprah are heavily implicated; theirs is a dream of aspiration shared by many Americans, if different in details. Kilmer-Purcell, who has enjoyed success as a memoirist, a drag queen, and a high-powered ad exec, has a stylish wit, and he artfully moves his story from the shared fantasy to some harsh realities. There is much charm, real love, and wisdom here. Johnny Heller rushes his delivery (“had to” is always “hadda”), but you probably won’t care. And when you’re done, rush to Beekman1802.com for the author’s strawberry galette recipe. It’s hilarious. B.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452603117 $39.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452653112 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452633114 $83.99 Seven CDs
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