The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir (P.S.)

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“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.

 

About Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the bestselling author of the memoir I Am Not Myself These Days and the novel Candy Everybody Wants, and the star of Planet Green's documentary television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys. He and his partner, Brent Ridge, divide their time between Manhattan and the Beekman Farm.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Harper Perennial. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The Fabulous Beekman Boys, as Josh and Brent call themselves (they also call themselves Josh and Brent), preside over a blog, a reality TV series and a retail line of soaps made from goat’s milk.

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Hell, I want to be Middle America.” This entertaining book gets an extra big boost from the forthcoming Beekman Farm , a Planet Green documentary TV series about the dynamic duo’s eco-adventures scheduled to air this spring.

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Over the centuries, the Beekman grounds have been used as a cemetery (or, worse, a place where the bodies of slaves were simply discarded), and in tilling the soil Kilmer-Purcell comes into physical and emotional contact with the remains of the estate's previous residents.

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Hearing that he had written a book detailing how he and his partner Brent (who is not the escort in his first book) bought a historic homestead in upstate New York and began transforming it back into a working farm startled me, I admit.

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If you've ever entertained the idea of chucking city living for life in the country, here is your chance to do it vicariously — through the experiences of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Dr. Brent Ridge.

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