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[ epub / PDF ] The Bucolic Plague author Josh Kilmer-Purcell

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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 ge What to do when you reach an age which you once considered unhip when all the values with which you were raised bump up against the values of life in utterly chic Manhattan When your life your lifestyle your career depend on you remaining in with the in crowd and relevant and your inner self yearning for something real More Oprah More Martha Stewart real Thirty nine has the thinnest remaining veneer of the potency and possibilities of youthWhen Josh Kilmer Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge go apple picking one spectacular fall weekend they happen upon the small town of Sharon Springs NY where fate steps in and the serendipitous re routing of their return drive has them driving past the Beekman Mansion a 19th century mansion with a 60 acre farm They stop of course Goats gardens and a house in need of some advanced levels of tender loving care Inspired and warmed by the moment they inuire and following that they dreamThis is the story of their Oprah inspired Martha Stewart fueled dream with a sprinkling of years of sentimental memories of growing up working the land designing and creating the perfect farm life balanced maybe not uite with their existing jobs in Manhattan A dream that some can relate to others not so much but we all have our dreams that is something we all can relate to It was the growing realization of the half of my life that was gone that was making me so determined to enjoy the half that was left of itIt isn t often I can say that something I read is funny amusing maybe but a particularly city boys meet the country scene had me laughing out loud even Add some charm sweetness a healthy dose of eccentricity and a dash of insights into their obsession with perfection The problem with perfection I realized is that it leaves others with nothing to do but search for flaws In the Beekman garden which had been sorely neglected lately guests can wander and admire the plants and occasionally pull a weed or two I enjoyed this immensely while there are some less than happy happy moments the overall feel of this memoir is like a walk with a good friend who occasionally tugs at your heartstrings but leaves you giggling happy and hopeful for a return visitA big thank you to Victoria who recommended this to me and a thank you to Larry whose review prompted Victoria to read thisLarry s review

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Rduroy 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 uniue story of his attempt to tackle the next phase of life with his partner on a goat farm in upstate New Yo As soon as I read about The Fabulous Beekman Boys on a friend blog I so much wanted to see the reality But here in Italy it was on a cable network and it was a little expensive to pay for a year subscription just to see 10 30 minutes passages So I set down to buy the DVD as soon as it was available just to discover they didn t deliver it in Italy actually in Europe since it was available only for US I even tried to buy it on streaming when I was in Mexico and no actually it s not even allow in South America I was starting to resign myself to wait for October my planned visit to NYC when last night I discover an economic format of the DVD not the 2 disc edition I was moping on that was available for Europe and of course I bought it immediately should arrive soon And since I was there I went to my wish list and was almost buying the paperback version of The Bucolic Plague when I noticed it was available on Kindle Yes instant gratification what is better in life Just to not sound as a complete idiot I should probably explain why I m so fascinated with this venture of Beekman 1802 I actually tried myself to realize my run from stressful job life change dream but with no success my little venture the first coffee bookstore open 700 am to 200 am with wireless internet bistro kitchen in medieval Italian historic centre on its first year of life was featured on the 2 most important travel magazine in Italy was the subject of a bachelor degree thesis in finance as innovative business and hosted a national television channel showtime for one day to close after 2 year due to the fact that in the end it was not enough to maintain itself and the people working for it So yes I m vicariously enjoying Brent and Josh s success and I wish them all the good in the world and I m here cheering for them and their goats and Farmer John and Doug and Gareth from The American Hotel and Sharon Springs and Bubby the bionic cat and everyone in this story Yes I m still eagerly waiting for the DVD to arrive but I think that now I will see it in a different way since from the outside everything seemed perfect on that mansion the pictures were wonderful the recipes just out of an historical cook book the dream even too easy to realize I was thinking lucky them they are living an American dream do you know that here in Italy when someone realizes the dream of their life we say it s an American Dream and I m happy but also a little envious of them Then reading the book I understood that it was not so easy that they like many other before them not only risked their future but also their relationship The story has an happily ever after but it s a barely stretched one and in a way it s not even so sure the dream will survive its third year of life True the story closes before the reality showing them was aired and now it s at its third season so maybe in the end they managed to survive third and fourth year and they are leading towards always greener pasture again I wish them all the best Coming back to the story even if this is not a fiction book but a memoir the writing style is really easy and flowing and sincerely it reads without any stopping like many of the romances I love only that this is real life There is even a funny story behind this dichotomy between real life and fictional story way before I heard about the Beekman Boys I included Josh Kilmer Purcell on my Top Book of XXI century with his memoir I m Not Myself These Days I still remember some years ago going to his website and looking at the pictures of his life as Drag ueen and thinking well what an interesting man It was 2006 and Beekman Mansion was I believe not in the picture pun intended Years later browsing another website wwwbeekman1802com I firstly didn t recognize the co owner of the mansion like the memoirist that so much fascinated me But if you will decide to read the book there is a lot of him in this story of course it s real life and in a way you could read this book as a seuel of I m Not Myself These Days just to know what happened to that Drag ueen it s an happily ever after story at least until now

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Nius 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 MaupinMichael Perry Coop Truck A Love Story meets David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day Dress Your Family in Co 35 StarsThree things1 This book is not about living your dream it will not inspire you You will not be emboldened to attempt anything than making a fresh pot of coffeeOh good I hadn t really planed on motivating my bum from the comfy couch while I read Bossy books get tossed across the room2 Of course while reading I was intrigued enough to poke online through their gorgeous website and was delighted to discover their later ties to The Amazing Race I watched that season Okay truth I watch EVERY season bc the thought of a whirlwind trip across the globe with my best friendhusband is incredibly appealing if not exhausting Anyhow I hadn t made the connection So happy for the Beekman boys 3 This was lovely And fun And although I was hoping for bucolic than plague I was rooting them on every step of the way Really I just want these gentlemen to be my neighbors goats and all


10 thoughts on “The Bucolic Plague

  1. says:

    What to do when you reach an age which you once considered “unhip” when all the values with which you were raised bump up against the values of life in utterly chic Manhattan When your life your lifestyle your

  2. says:

    3 stars I was looking for something light and funny when I decided to listen to this one as an audio There is much I liked about Th

  3. says:

    Rating 4 of fiveOh no you don't No sighing sneaking past this review and saying how good it is Sit there and READ thisJosh and Brent two of the most annoying perfectionist ueens Manhattan has ever sucked into its lapidary drum of the effete are bare naked and warty as all get out in this hilarious touching brutally honest memoir by the tal

  4. says:

    35 StarsThree things1 This book is not about living your dream it will not inspire you You will not be emboldened to attempt anything than making a fresh pot of coffeeOh good I hadn't really planed on motivating my bum from the comfy couch whi

  5. says:

    Oh no you don't No sighing sneaking past this review and saying how good it is Sit there and READ thisJosh and

  6. says:

    I am soooooo in love with this book Josh is an ex drag ueen and writer turned advertising maven Brent is Dr Brent on The Martha Stewart Show They've been together for almost 10 years and seem to thrive on the big city lifestyle despite their 700 suare foot apartment until they take a wrong turn on a drive and discover The Beekman Ma

  7. says:

    What you need to know about me is that I love to read but reading makes me sleepy I usually fall asleep after onl

  8. says:

    I had read Josh Kilmer Purcell's memoir and enjoyed it and his novel is in my TBR pile so when I saw this book at an op shop I grabbed it with glee Josh and his partner Brent are high flying New Yorkers who stumble across an empty mansion on one of their weekend trips to the country They immediately plan on purc

  9. says:

    As soon as I read about The Fabulous Beekman Boys on a friend blog I so much wanted to see the reality But here in Italy it was on a cable network and it was a little expensive to pay for a year subscription just

  10. says:

    One Sunday afternoon in the fall Josh Kilmer Purcell and his longtime partner Brent Ridge were headed back to t

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