500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

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by Susan McCorkindale
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101517116
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
883,119
File size:
430 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Susan McCorkindale was born and raised in New Jersey. A former marketing director at Family Circle, she now writes advertising copy from the comfort of her farmhouse. But she still loves the New York Giants, Bruce Springsteen, and the Jersey Shore.

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500 Acres and No Place to Hide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Angie_R More than 1 year ago
Hang on to your hats! Susan is in the driver's seat again. She stomps the gas with her louboutin's and sets course through the Virginia countryside in a whirlwind of fun. She uses her talent to unravel the inner workings of her relationship with her husband and tosses in some black comedy to soften the brunt of their inevitable loss. She is an expert at pulling you along with her through this memoir that dashes through the mud, and the bugs and the deer (not to mention the chickens, the dogs and the cows) found on the farm. Laughter in the face of tears is good medicine. Susan writes with a clear voice filled with love and affection and you can't help but want to go along for ride of her lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is right up there with Susan's first book. Totally enjoyable fun reading. You will find yourself laughing out loud on more than one occassion while reading this book.
MktgChick More than 1 year ago
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.
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enjoyed this book
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Lori: When I agreed to read this book, I responded to it because it sounded funny and it called to my sense of humor. I then realized after I agreed to read it that it was a continuation of her previous book Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. I was immediately filled with trepidation that I wouldn't be able to follow this book, that I would be reading the words, but I would not comprehend what I was reading because I hadn't read the previous book. I have to tell you, no worries about being lost while reading this book. Things are explained, there are no moments where you're totally confused. This book was really entertaining. I mean REALLY entertaining. I have to admit that this would be a book that I would pass over in the bookstore because, really, who wants to read about someone complaining about being someplace they don't want to be? I was in for a pleasent suprise that Susan's comentary about her life on a farm are not whiney, moaney annoying complaints. She was sharp and snarky without sounding like a total b**** and complained without it sounding like some rich snob. I really liked Susan because as you read more and more of her story, you see that she's a wife and a mom who's helping to keep her family on track. She reveals family struggles that need to be dealt with and some very sad news that was brought to light. Without having read the first book, it sounds like Susan has adjusted to living life on the farm and is doing quite nicely!! I think most women could relate to this story, wheather you're a wife or mother or not. After all we all have a story to tell!!! The one complaint that I have is that she has footnotes throughout her story. While the footnotes are helpful little gems, I found them to be distracting. I would read the footnote and then I forgot what I read and had to reread what I read. I felt like I was back in college again!! I'm curious about what happens next and I hope another book will be written. I think I might get the previous book just to find out how this all started!!!
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