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

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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.

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The Bucolic Plague Tart and sweet, touching and laugh-out-loud funny, "The Bucolic Plague I> shows what happens when two middle-aged New Yorkers (one, an ex-drag queen) do the unthinkable: start over, have a herd of kids (the four-legged kind), and get a little dirty. Full description

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Side-splitting. --Wall Street Journal

A hilarious memoir. --Whole Living

"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

"Always entertaining and often moving."--The Stranger (Seattle)

"A delicious book about two city boys who buy a farm, fall in love with a herd of goats, and attempt to revive the American dream. . . . Never has mucking out a stall been more scintillating!"--Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

"Kilmer-Purcell writes with dramatic flair and trenchant wit, uncovering mirthful metaphors as he plows through their daily experiences."--Publishers Weekly

"Side-splitting."--Wall Street Journal

"Enter 60 goats and homemade soap, apple-picking and an heirloom vegetable garden. Hilarity follows. And trouble. But let's not spoil the party. It's fun."--USA Today

"This particular merging of city and country is both sweet and savory."--Kirkus Reviews

"My Amtrak seat mate in the Quiet Car, a complete stranger, insisted that I read out loud the scene -- a goat in labor -- that was making me laugh so hard I was crying. . . . Kilmer-Purcell's book is manically funny, sweetly open and trusting, and slick and snarky."--New York Times Book Review

"Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm."--New York Times

"A hilarious memoir."--Whole Living

"The witty new memoir from Josh Kilmer-Purcell."--Food & Wine, Online Review

""The Bucolic Plague" has something different to offer--if we can do it anyone can, it tells us, provided we can laugh at ourselves."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"I gobbled up this book like...well, like goat cheese on a cracker. 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

Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm. --New York Times"

Enter 60 goats and homemade soap, apple-picking and an heirloom vegetable garden. Hilarity follows. And trouble. But let s not spoil the party. It s fun. --USA Today"

Side-splitting. --Wall Street Journal"

A hilarious memoir. --Whole Living"

The witty new memoir from Josh Kilmer-Purcell. --Food & Wine, Online Review"

Always entertaining and often moving. --The Stranger (Seattle)"

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"

Kilmer-Purcell writes with dramatic flair and trenchant wit, uncovering mirthful metaphors as he plows through their daily experiences. --Publishers Weekly"

This particular merging of city and country is both sweet and savory. --Kirkus Reviews"

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"

I gobbled up this book like well, like goat cheese on a cracker. 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"

A delicious book about two city boys who buy a farm, fall in love with a herd of goats, and attempt to revive the American dream. . . . Never has mucking out a stall been more scintillating! --Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals"

My Amtrak seat mate in the Quiet Car, a complete stranger, insisted that I read out loud the scene -- a goat in labor -- that was making me laugh so hard I was crying. . . . Kilmer-Purcell s book is manically funny, sweetly open and trusting, and slick and snarky. --New York Times Book Review"

"The Bucolic Plague" has something different to offer if we can do it anyone can, it tells us, provided we can laugh at ourselves. --Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"The Bucolic Plague has something different to offer--if we can do it anyone can, it tells us, provided we can laugh at ourselves."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"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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