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And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road
     

And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

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by Margaret Roach
 

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Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial and professional rewards of her job, Margaret felt unfulfilled. So

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And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Aradanryl More than 1 year ago
Interesting opportunity to follow the thoughts of the author as she leaves her corporate life behind. As someone who also enjoys solitude (which isn't the same as loneliness), it was easy to relate. An excellent memoir, well written and without excessive navel gazing. I enjoyed the small surprises. *Note: This book was provided through the Barnes and Noble First Look program with the expectation of an honest review. My opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit that I have only reached the midway point of the text and have had to take a break from it. The narrative is rather disjointed, and while I am a great fan of post-modern writing with all of its interjections and wordplay, it does not seem to work with non-fiction. The pages are rife with snippets of songs that appear from nowhere, and they create a jarring effect. I understand that the early pages may focus a great deal on the accumulation of designer items as a means of setting up a contrast to a post-career eschewing of material wealth, but I haven't reached that shift yet. As a result, the frequent demonstration of great material wealth just seems to run counter to the ideals that the book's title calls to mind.
readerx More than 1 year ago
Margaret Roach leaves her job with high power Martha Stewart to find peace. Somewhere along the way she had to find who Margaret Roach is. There is nothing like a house in the boonies to help you do both things. This is an engaging book on why everyone should have a house in the country----------you will find peace and yourself.
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pippy More than 1 year ago
I recently finished this book and was glad that the author spent the last couple of chapters writing in praise of her move without all the jumpy anxiety that she wrote with through the start and middle of the book. I'm not sure if she was lifting parts of her journal entries for the body of her book because it seemed like notes to herself about her feelings and jumbled thoughts about anything and everything. It could have been better written but she wrapped up her peeks and slumps into a thankful praise of her new life. I wish her well and would be interested in book two now that some time has passed since the first book.
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I found the book to be just too many words to say little. I read about 1/2 the book and got frustrated and quit reading it.
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