Synopses & Reviews
A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion. And so begins their transformation from uptight urbanites into the two-hundred-year-old-mansion-owning Beekman Boys. Suddenly Josh—a full-time New Yorker with a successful advertising career—and Brent find themselves weekend farmers, surrounded by nature's bounty and an eclectic cast: roosters who double as a wedding cover band; Bubbly, the bionic cat; and a herd of goats, courtesy of their new caretaker, Farmer John.
The Bucolic Plague is a tart and sweet, touching and laugh-out-loud funny story about goats, mud, homemade soap, approaching middle age, and finding new depths of love and commitment wherever you live.
"Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm." ---The New York Times
What happens when two New Yorkers (one an ex-drag queen) do the unthinkable: start over, raise a herd of kids, and get a little dirty? Find out in this laugh-out-loud funny memoir from bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell.
About the Author
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the bestselling author of the novel Candy Everybody Wants, and the star of Planet Green's documentary television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys. He has also written two memoirs: I Am Not Myself These Days, about his life as a drag queen in New York's underground, and The Bucolic Plague, about becoming a gentleman farmer. He and his partner, Brent Ridge, divide their time between Manhattan and the Beekman Farm. Johnny Heller has won two prestigious Audie Awards and has earned numerous Audie nominations. He has been praised for his adult, personal development, history, comedy, and children's book narrations. Named a Best Voice of 2008 and 2009, as well as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine, Johnny has earned almost twenty Golden Earphones Awards. Two of Johnny's audiobooks have been picked by AudioFile as Best Audiobook the Year, and he has won two Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards.