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The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir (Paperback)
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What happens when two New Yorkers (one an exdrag queen) do the unthinkable: start over, raise a herd of kids, and get a little dirty?
A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion. And so begins their transformation from uptight urbanites into the two-hundred-year-old-mansion-owning Beekman Boys. Suddenly Josha full-time New Yorker with a successful advertising careerand Brent find themselves weekend farmers, surrounded by nature's bounty and an eclectic cast: roosters who double as a wedding cover band; Bubby, the bionic cat; and a herd of goats, courtesy of their new caretaker, Farmer John.
The Bucolic Plague is a tart and sweet, touching and laugh-out-loud funny story about goats, mud, homemade soap, approaching middle age, and finding new depths of love and commitment wherever you live.
About the Author
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.
Praise for The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir…
“Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm.”