By Josh Kilmer-Purcell
“I adore the Beekman boys’ tale. Their not going tale of affection, the land, and a herd of goats is hilariously sincere. If those can move from long island to a goat farm in upstate ny, then I can’t aid feeling there's desire for us all.” –Alice Waters
“Kilmer-Purcell’s genius lies in his skill to blindside the reader with heart-wrenching truths in the middle of the main outlandish eventualities. He makes you snigger till you care.” — Armistead Maupin
Michael Perry (Coop, Truck: A Love Story) meets David Sedaris (Me speak beautiful someday, gown your loved ones in Corduroy and Denim) during this follow-up to Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s liked New York Times bestselling debut memoir, I Am now not Myself those Days—another riotous, relocating, and fully exact tale of his try to take on the subsequent part of lifestyles together with his associate… on a goat farm in upstate New York.
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