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

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

by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
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NJHikingGirl More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about their journey and the honesty in which they portrayed just how difficult it is to actually pull off buying and maintaining a mansion and a farm in NY state, while still maintaining a residence in NYC and holding down two jobs in the city during the week as well. Josh's wry sense of wit and humor kept me smiling throughout and I really felt for them as the situation eventually had the potential to melt down their relationship. What started out as a romantic notion of having a place in the country and living off the land, turned out to be anything but glamorous and a ton of work and dedication. I wish I could pull off something like this! The hilarity of the first few chapters pulled me in, but the writing style is what kept me engaged in the book. Totally enjoyed the read and look forward to reading other works by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thorough enjoyed reading this book. There are some marvelous realizations on the part of the author throughout this experience that many people could use as lessons. And there are some seriously funny laugh out loud moments that nearly had me in stitches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to catch the series on television first - otherwise I probably would never have even thought of reading this. I laughed out loud. Personally, I would love to move to this community because it sounds so colorful. I would not recommend reading this at bedtime because you will start laughing until you are in tears and you won't want to put it down but keep reading. Absolutely delightful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. I loved reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a New Yorker, I completely identified with the desire to escape the city and create your "dream life" with farmland and fresh air. I appreciated the honesty of how hard it was to make that dream work as the economy tanked. The witty voice that Josh uses and the levity that punctuates what must have been a trying story makes this a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I laughed from the very beginning and teared up some also. I read it first and then my husband. When he would laugh or sigh I knew exactly where he was in the book. I then shared it with my two dear friends one of which took it to work and would read from it to his coworkers. MORE PLEASE
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This is a wonderful book, beautifully written, entertaining, and funny. I had heard of the Beekman Boys before but didn't know much about them. Now I am a confirmed and enthusiastic fan.
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I loved the humor, and the truth behind the journey.. interesting to me was how they changed perspectives
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em1326 More than 1 year ago
Interesting and funny!
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This was an all around great book. There were several parts that i actually laughed out loud, a rare occurrence for me. It was well edited and in good form. I learned some things from this book! Being a bit of a homophobe i was worried there would be graphic sex scenes, but on the contrary i actually found the partners and their love for each other to be very endearing.
D_Phoenix More than 1 year ago
"The Bucolic Plague" shines a bright light into the realistic and problematic issues in running a farm with sparse experience while navigating a relationship that,on paper, is completely marred. I watched their series and enjoyed the fun and romance that permeated their existence on the farm. The book tells of the difficulties of realizing one's dream while sacrificing another's. I was surprised to hear of the near dissolution of Brent and Josh over the nuances of everyday living. After reading the book, I rewatched the show on Netflix and had a new appreciation for their struggles and quarks. Josh's memoir "I Am Not Myself These Days" is a perfect companion piece to "The Bucolic Plague." Read this book and enjoy how simple your own life is compared to two high rising New York gays living their dreams and realizing just how hard goats are to deal with. Can't wait for another channel to pick up the show for all new adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me laugh and smile. This memoir is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention and hooked me fast!!!! I LOVED it! I really hope a sequel is coming to this book because I need more. Josh and Brent are such a sweet couple and I loved all the people in Sharon Springs. A visit to Sharon Springs is now on my bucket list :)
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A story that leaves us all thinking if we work hard enough.
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