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by Susan McCorkindale

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ISBN:
0451233360
Author:
Susan McCorkindale
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley; 1 edition (August 2, 2011)
Pages:
351 pages
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1154 kb
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1432 kb
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1580 kb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
316


What I loved about Susan's first book (Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl) is all still true in her follow-up memoir: 500 . As the book moves deeper into the story of her life with the "McMen," it becomes clear that Susan knows full-well that funny does not equate happy.

As the book moves deeper into the story of her life with the "McMen," it becomes clear that Susan knows full-well that funny does not equate happy. Like anyone else on the planet, her life is riddled with serious issues. Unlike anyone else, her perspective on how to move through them is unique, inspiring, humbling and hilarious.

The hilarious follow-up to the memoir, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. It's been four years since Susan's husband dragged her kicking and screaming from their comfortable, big city East Coast life to a farm in Virginia cattle country. Apr 13, 2012 Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis rated it did not like it.

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. Packed with droll humor. Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. McCorkindale’s memoir is a witty take on what happens when you try to ‘take the girl out of New Jersey. A rollicking, Green Acres–esque memoir. Laura Collins, author of Eating with Your Anorexic. Witty, devilish, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny. Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. Susan's adjusting as best she can, which isn't easy considering she's been known to wear Manolos in manure. She'll never be a real farm girl, but as readers will see from her side- splitting confessions, she's faking it just fine.

A former marketing director at Family Circle, McCorkindale is now a freelance advertising copywriter in Virginia.

by Susan McCorkindale. The hilarious follow-up to the memoir, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl.

Marymount Manhattan College. Susan McCorkindale, a former marketing director at Family Circle, is now a freelance advertising copywriter in the wilds of Virginia. But she still loves the New York Giants, Bruce Springsteen, and the Jersey Shore. This is her first book. This year's top sellers. To Kill a Mockingbird. In this charming, poignant, and uproarious follow-up to Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, Susan McCorkindale chronicles the continuously harrowing journey of what happens when you leave the big city for the land of wide-open spaces. When Susan’s husband dragged her from the ‘burbs to the back of beyond, she thought she’d never live to see hers sons approach redneck status-and be happy about it.

The hilarious follow-up to the memoir, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. It's been four years since Susan's husband dragged her kicking and screaming from their comfortable, big city East Coast life to a farm in Virginia cattle country. Susan's adjusting as best she can, which isn't easy considering she's been known to wear Manolos in manure. She'll never be a real farm girl, but as readers will see from her side- splitting confessions, she's faking it just fine.
  • Yellow Judge
Susan McCorkindale really put her heart into this one! She has a writers "voice" like I've never experienced. If your looking for a book that will keep you laughing a few weeks after you finish reading it, then this is the book for you. Susan intimately shares how her and her family rallied around her husband as he battled a life threatening disease. Throughout it all they found strength in each other they didn't know they had and wove humor throughout the experience. This book is uplifting, hopeful, heartwarming, and hilarious! Need I say more...
  • Beanisend
I loved this from page one... Susan writes so succinctly (sp?!) and has a wonderful flair. Her format is a series of e-mails to her friends and family in another state relating the events of her new life on a huge farm in Virginia (without the many urban amenities of her past, including her six-digit salary job, and conveniences in New York City) You will never be bored, or tire of this book. There is a little bit of everything; mostly humor, and some very poignant and meaningful experiences.
Am hosting Bookclub in January, and this is my selection- friends have already read it and LOVED it as well. I highly recommend this for a holiday gift, a vacation book, or one to keep in your top ten stash to re-read again. And what a great price for a priceless book :)
  • Drelajurus
then this is a great book for you. The author seems really shallow. I don't know why I finished the book. I guess I was waiting for it to get better. It never did.
  • Hellblade
Had high hopes, but reads more like the author's journal about her neuroses. Sorry.
  • Flocton
I stopped so many times while reading this book and thought "she thinks that too?" "Her kids do that too?" I felt like she had been peeking through the windows at my house. Reading about her misadventures with the McMen had me howling, and reading about Hem's health (not gonna spoil it for you) had me reaching for the chocolate. Hey Susan, if you ever do the t-shirts you mentioned, put me down for "Gotta Run The Kids Are In The Cuervo".

Seriously, this book is perfect for any frazzled mom, if nothing else than to let her know she's not alone, that all kids are insane.
  • Cordann
What I loved about Susan's first book (Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl) is all still true in her follow-up memoir: 500 Acres and No Place to Hide. As always, her larger-than-life personality illuminates the page, as she hilariously levels with us about trying to do it all and be it all for everyone who crosses her path - even if it's a chicken or a cow. Her tangential footnotes make you feel like she's your best friend whispering her "real thoughts" in your ear, and gives you insight into how simultaneously twisted and tender she really is.

So what's different this time? Well, a lot. As the book moves deeper into the story of her life with the "McMen," it becomes clear that Susan knows full-well that funny does not equate happy. Like anyone else on the planet, her life is riddled with serious issues. Unlike anyone else, her perspective on how to move through them is unique, inspiring, humbling and hilarious. If you worry that reading a spoof on life will leave you hungry for a dose of reality, you won't be yearning for long.

Buy it, and if you haven't read her first book, you might want to buy that too and start from the beginning. The set is a great gift for your mother, sister, friend - or anyone who is embarking on a new beginning.
  • interactive man
What a great read! Susan is laugh-out-loud funny. She is able to take inconsequential events, uncomfortable topics, already hilarious occurrences, and heartbreaking, life altering news and still manage to find humor in it all. Susan says aloud what we all think, or at least have thought at times. This book has a little something for everyone!
great job