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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love

Kate Gardoqui, January 1, 2012

Part love story, part coming-of-age story, part meditation on glorious food and its dirty origins, this book is many things but never boring. Kimball's voice moves gracefully from witty and blunt to poetic and powerful as she describes her adventures, discoveries, humiliations and accomplishments as a New York City writer transforming herself to organic farmer.

The book traces Kimball's journey from hipster to farmer, which commences after she meets Mark Guenther, a farmer whom she has gone to interview for an article. Falling in love with Mark, Kristin discovers a new universe unfolding before her, a world of hard work and rich rewards, of food pulled fresh from the mud to simmer and blossom in the pan. Kristin is as good a food writer as a memoirist, and her descriptions of rustic delicacies inspired me to try new ingredients and recipes.

I've started using parts of The Dirty Life with my eleventh and twelfth grade English students, who share my rave review. The honesty and humor of Kimball's writing voice pulls them in, and the vividness of her storytelling keeps them reading. Five stars for this wise and compelling tale.
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The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

Kate Gardoqui, January 2, 2011

The only bad thing about this book was that it was so hard to put down. Kimball's voice moves gracefully from witty and blunt to poetic as she describes her adventures, discoveries, humiliations and accomplishments as a New York City writer transforming herself to organic farmer. Part love story, part coming-of-age story, part meditation on glorious food and its dirty origins, this book is many things but never boring. I've already started using parts of it with my eleventh and twelfth grade AP English students, who share my rave review.
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