The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love (Paperback)
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The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 05/01/2012

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Kristin Kimball had no plans to become a farmer. But then she met Mark and everything changed. Within a few months, she'd traded her high heels, vegetarian diet and city apartment for a pair of boots, a troupe of chickens, and a shared commitment to turning 500 swampy acres into an organic community farm. Passionate, inspiring and beautifully written, this is a true story of following your dreams and learning to grow your own happiness.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846273285
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 207 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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In her beguiling memoir, Kimball describes the complex truth about the simple life in prose that is observant and lyrical, yet tempered by a farmer's lack of sentimentality ... This is a grown-up love story about falling in love twice, with a man and with the land, and learning how to devote oneself fully to both - Elle (US)

[An] inspiring adventure of losing her heart to a man and the land. - Vogue, Required Reading

The Dirty Life is passionate, inspiring, and well written, a page-turner for anyone who has ever dreamed of settling into a very different way of life... Captivating. - Imen McDonnell, Irish Times

This frank, funny account doesn't shy away from the back-breaking labour... Yet the book also celebrates moments of sheer happiness. - The Lady

This memoir combines the histories of two love affairs: one with the land, and one with [...] a man. - Emma Hagestadt, Independent

If you want to understand the heart and soul of the new/old movement towards local food, this is the book you need. It's the voice of what comes next in this land, of the generation unleashed by Wendell Berry to do something really grand. A wonderfully told tale - Bill McKibben

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