From the publisher:
Susan McCorkindale charmed her way into readers’ hearts two years ago with her debut memoir, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, and now she’s back to do it again. The sequel, 500 ACRES AND NO PLACE TO HIDE: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl (New American Library Trade Paperback Original) is on-sale August 2nd and continues Susan’s talk of her crash course in country living. It’s been four years since Susan’s husband Stu dragged her and their two sons from their quaint suburban New Jersey town (full of Starbucks, neighbors, and chic salons!) to the 500 acre beef cattle farm in the middle of Virginia—where there is a serious lack of Café Mochas. Susan gives readers a deeper look at what happens after she adjusts to country living and reality starts to take over. Hens regularly destroy her newly planted window boxes, and she attends weekly Livestock Exchanges and shopping now means a trip to the Tractor Supply. Susan’s Jazzersize classes and glasses of chardonnay help her cope with this new life.
In the tradition of fellow memoirists Nora Ephron and Jen Lancaster, Susan’s distinctive voice makes this poignant follow-up a comical yet insightful read. Susan’s trademark humor takes on a new depth when her husband is diagnosed with cancer. Susan has to add caregiver to her list of roles that already include farmer, wife and mother. Susan’s memoir will make you laugh-out-loud, as she comes to terms with all that life throws at her with humor and humility. “I firmly believe it’s the funny stuff—and the fact that we still find stuff funny—that’s going to save us” says Susan.
Susan shares her hilarious tips on how to feed a horse (Counterfeit Farm Girl style, of course!), what to take into account when buying swine, and how best to celebrate the holidays in Cow Country (why not have a cattle lighting ceremony or “deck the heifers”). Other sections of the book include “Cock a Doodle Sue,” “Death by Family Time,” and “Suzy Soprano.”
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