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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love

by Kristin Kimball

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After interviewing a young farmer, writer Kristen Kimball gave up her urban lifestyle to begin a farm with her interviewee near Lake Champlain in northern New York.
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Funny, delightful autobiography. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
I’ve lived most of my adult life in farming communities and many of my friends are farmers, so while I’ve never farmed, I know enough about the way they talk. And it ain’t like this. Seriously, I enjoyed this book and leaned a lot about organic farming, but I couldn’t help but laugh as I listened (I had the audio version of “The Dirty Life”) to Kimball’s poetic descriptions of the agrarian life. Much of it sounded more like an English literature PhD dissertation than a memoir about farming a la Amish style. And how often has a distressed cow had The New Yorker read to her the way Kimball did. And who would possibly see Sandra Cisneros in the face of another cow. Well, Kimball did. The wedding scene near the end of the books was a cross between Woodstock Hippie and Fifth Avenue Chic. After all, don’t we all have guests “coming from Europe”? Enough snark. Kimball is really an excellent writer. It just mixes a little strangely with the…dirt. ( )
  FormerEnglishTeacher | Feb 8, 2022 |
Good audiobook. I liked it ... It fueled my secret desire to be a farmer (or at least have chickens or a goat) ( )
  katielibrarian | Feb 8, 2022 |
Really liked the writing. It was hard for this vegetarian to read the animal slaughter scenes, but I must say I respect people who kill their own food A LOT. If all food could be raised the way these people do it the world would be a better place. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
Just can't get enough of these "I trashed my city life and moved to a farm even though I know nothing about farming" books. Not only is this a great story, with plenty of humor and quotable parts, but Kimball writes phrases that just seem extra profound and well-crafted. As a backyard gardener, I couldn't ever grow everything that she and her fiancee attempt to do, but I sure enjoy reading about their efforts and taking a few moments to imagine myself in that situation. I think this is one of my favorite farming books so far. ( )
  Jeff.Rosendahl | Sep 21, 2021 |
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Orig. 2010 h.c.: The Dirty Life : On Farming, Food, and Love.
2011 trade pbk.: The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love.
2012 UK ed.: The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love.
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