And I Shall Have Some Peace There by Margaret Roach
Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

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Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial and professional rewards of her job, Margaret felt unfulfilled. So she moved to her weekend house upstate in an effort to lead a more authentic life by connecting with her garden and with nature. The memoir she wrote about this journey is funny, quirky, humble--and uplifting--an Eat, Pray, Love without the travel-and allows readers to live out the fantasy of quitting the rat race and getting away from it all.

 

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Margaret Roach is the author of the memoir And I Shall Have Some Peace There. She has been an editor at the New York Times, fashion editor and garden editor at Newsday, the first garden editor for Martha Stewart Living magazine, and the editorial director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Margaret is now a consultant and avid gardener, keeping fans up to date on her website A Way to Garden, which Anne Raver of the New York Times called "the best garden blog" she'd seen. Margaret is also the author of A Way to Garden, named Best Garden Book of the Year by the Garden Writers' Association of America.
 
Published February 23, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 265 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The story of a successful 50-something woman who chose to quit a high-powered Manhattan job, move to the country and reinvent her life.

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Roach is best known for her popular and critically acclaimed gardening blog, A Way to Garden.

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Book Reporter

Margaret Roach's friends worried that she would be alone, unanchored and miserable when she left behind the rewards and demands of her extremely successful career at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and fled to her former summer home in upstate New York to begin a new life.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

With wry humor, Roach dubbed the resulting stress reduction her “retail path to enlightenment.” Ultimately, Roach concluded that the real path to enlightenment began weekends, when she drove 120 miles to Copake Falls in upstate New York and the white shoebox of a house on two steep, rocky acres o...

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The American Book Center Blog

So this book provides a peep into her solitary yet friendly world of cat, bullfrogs, woodpeckers, spiders and what have you and the slowly unfolding chapter in this changed circumstances of her life.

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Roach is the author of A Way to Garden, named Best Garden Book of the Year by the Garden Writers’ Association of America, and Groundcovers, part of the Burpee American Gardening Series, and co-authored The Natural Habitat Garden.

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A warm and original memoir, And I Shall Have Some Peace There follows a year's journey of a woman who leaves her big city corporate life to find solitude and authenticity in nature.

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