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

Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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HarperPerennial
17 June 2011
Memoirs; The countryside, country life
I adore the Beekman boys' story. 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. He makes you laugh until you care. - Armistead Maupin Michael Perry (Coop, Truck: A Love Story) meets David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim) in this follow-up to Josh Kilmer-Purcell's beloved New York Times bestselling debut memoir, I Am Not Myself These Days-another riotous, moving, 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.
By:   Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Imprint:   HarperPerennial
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9780061997839
ISBN 10:   0061997838
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   17 June 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In the 1990s Josh Kilmer-Purcell was a world renowned drag queen by night and an award-winning advertising creative by day. Josh and his partner divide their time between Manhattan and a goat farm in upstate New York

Reviews for The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

Baby goats, diarrhea, and Martha Stewart. Former drag queen turned goat farmer Josh Kilmer-Purcell begins his latest book, The Bucolic Plague, with a hilarious vignette involving all three. Clearly, the man has an interesting story to tell. --Wisconsin State Journal


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