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The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

5 Ratings: 4.8
A book by Josh Kilmer-purcell

Raised in rural Wisconsin, Kilmer-Purcell moved to Manhattan to work in advertising in the 1990s. In his memoirI Am Not Myself These Days, he wrote about moonlighting as a nightclub drag queen. Now he recalls how he and his partner, Dr. Brent Ridge, … see full wiki

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Author: Josh Kilmer-purcell
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Harper
5 reviews about The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites...
review by . September 03, 2010
The Not-So-Green Acres
As a fan of Planet Green’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys, I was delighted to receive Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s The Bucolic Plague as a birthday gift. Two days ago. Which means, like most of the other reviewers who posted, I finished the book in about a day. It’s a compelling story that urges the reader to go "just one more" short chapter with a lick and a promise to put the book down and turn out the light after that. The writing is clean, smooth and sparkles with detail without …
review by . July 04, 2010
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is back with another unforgettable memoir. I must confess, I loved his first, I Am Not Myself These Days, and didn't think tales of his urban to rural living transition could match the poignance of the first book, which detailed his life as a drag queen. I was wrong. I picked this book up from my p.o. box, started reading while still sitting in my driveway, and couldn't put it down. I finished it--crying--in a day. Kilmer-Purcell, in his comic, simile-festive style, has a unique, …
review by . August 10, 2010
What more can be said about THE BUCOLIC PLAGUE that has already been so well stated by all reviewers? Josh Kilmer-Purcell is not only a gifted writer, able to blend beautiful prose with microscopically descriptive situations - both of high comedy and of sensitive insight into the many facets of relationships among human beings (and humans with animals!) - but he is more. He is able to look at the world in which we live from so many vantages that this book could easily be a study of the NOW in the …
review by . June 09, 2010
Author's caution:     "This book is not about living your dream. It will not inspire you. You will not be emboldened to attempt anything more than making a fresh pot of coffee."     This is an example of the kind of self-deprecating humor you will find throughout this book. If I am laughing out loud before page 1, I'm pretty sure that I'll enjoy this book.    Josh Kilmer-Purcell goes on with that quote to compare The BUCOLIC PLAGUE to other …
review by . June 01, 2010
Kilmer-Purcell, Josh. "The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers", Harper, 2010.            Another Great Read from Josh Kilmer-Purcell            Amos Lassen          Josh Kilmer-Purcell is one of my favorite writers and he has made that all the more certain with the publication of his new book, "The Bucolic …
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