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  • 336
  • The Bucolic Plague
  • Josh Kilmer-Purcell
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9780061996993

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  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 career depend on

  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 The Bucolic Plague but much that irked meWhat I liked I like the premise of the memoir Two gay men deeply engaged in their urban New York life find an old mansion in the country that they restore and turn into a weekend farm Much of the book is taken up with their sometimes comical e

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    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

  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 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 discove

  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 Brent two of the most annoying

  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

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    What you need to know about me is that I love to read but reading makes me sleepy I usually fall asleep after only a couple of pages if I read at night so the only time I get any appreciable reading in is on my daily train commute which is really only 15 minutes each way And I'm a slow reader It's a testament to the uality of this

  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 grabbe

  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 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

  10. says:

    One Sunday afternoon in the fall Josh Kilmer Purcell and his longtime partner Brent Ridge were headed back to their NYC apartment a

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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

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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. 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 The Bucolic Plague but much that irked meWhat I liked I like the premise of the memoir Two gay men deeply engaged in their urban New York life find an old mansion in the country that they restore and turn into a weekend farm Much of the book is taken up with their sometimes comical efforts to become accustomed to country life They also make a real effort to become members of the community and Kilmer Purcell writes with real affection about his neighbours Kilmer Purcell is generally funny and self deprecating in that self confident way some self deprecating people have With all of these ualities there is no doubt that the book is entertainingWhat irked me I can t understand and didn t appreciate why this book fetishizes Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey Kilmer Purcell s partner worked for Martha Stewart during the first part of the memoir and both of them appeared on her show to talk about the farm and she is referred to over and over again throughout the book Kilmer Purcell was an audience member for the taping of one of Oprah s shows and he claims the experience brought him an epiphany Ultimately Kilmer Purcell suggests that Martha and Oprah present opposing life views something along the lines of perfection v the good life and that he and his partner struggled over which of these views to embrace in their lives as country gentleman I get the point but why rely so heavily on these figures of American pop culture to present this dichotomy I found it distracting and annoying Knowing that these two now have a reality tv show of their own I sometimes felt that I was reading a celebratory ad for popular tv rather than an entertaining memoir about the clash between city and country livingBottom line Great premise but mixed deliveryI will note that I really liked the audio version The narrator had a perfect voice for Kilmer Purcell and did a good job putting on the occasional voices of other people depicted in the memoir

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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. 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 purchasing the property and making the surrounding farmland prosperous This book tells the story of their first few years at Beekman House raising heirloom vegetables goats and entertaining friends and localsWhat I loved about this book was the even tempered delivery of the story Despite some pitfalls of nature the economy and their early errors Josh and Brent never show signs of self pity or defeat Their determination and enthusiasm shine throughBeekman has gone on to produce two seasons of reality TV a number of books and a huge lifestyle website with products from the farm like goats milk soap I loved this book