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Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl
and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide
by Susan McCorkindale
Today we’ve got two for the price of one! Which basically means BOTH OF THE BOOKS ARE STILL FREE!
Many of you may have already heard of the fabulous counterfeit farm girl – Susan McCorkindale, who moved from New Jersey to a farm in Virginia, and then wrote two memoirs about her experiences. Well, I’m honored to be giving away a set of her books here on MaNiC MoMMy.
Her first is Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl:
At her husband’s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure job. Together, they headed down south to a 500-acre beef cattle farm, and never looked back. Well, he didn’t look back. She did. A lot.
From playing “spot the religious billboard” on the drive to rural Virginia, to planning bright-orange hunter-resistant wardrobes for the kids (“We moved here to get away from the madness of Manhattan only to risk getting popped on our own property”), Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl is her hilarious account of how a city girl learned the hard way that Manolos and manure just don’t mix.
The second book is 500 Acres and No Place to Hide:
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. But after four years of living among the cows and goats instead of fashionistas and Wall Street tycoons, Susan has almost adjusted to life on the farm—even if she does miss the occasional grande soy mocha latte.
But “City Suzy” hasn’t gone completely country. In fact, she’s made farm life fit her, not the other way around. That’s why you’ll find her attempting to put pink collars on her sons’ bull calves, and campaigning hard for pair of Hampshire hogs (“They have black bodies with white ‘belts’ around their shoulders. Pretty snazzy for swine, no?”) She’ll never be a real farm girl, but as you’ll see from her sidesplitting confessions, she’s faking it just fine.
Just watch this video of Susan and the struggles she’s been through to go from city girl to farm girl – you’ll discover she is simply AMAZING!
To enter to win a set of Susan’s memoirs, tell me if you would consider yourself a city girl or a country girl. I would say I definitely have a hard time in the country as I’m not very outdoorsy, but I’m also not very good in heels and dressing up and doing the ‘city thang’ … so I don’t know what I’d call myself! More of a city girl I guess! Your turn to share!