Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm

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6.04 X 9.02 X 0.62 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

Jeanne Marie Laskas is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller Concussion, the basis for the 2015 Golden Globe-nominated film starring Will Smith. She is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, a correspondent at GQ, and a two-time National Magazine Award finalist. Her stories have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Esquire. She serves as Distinguished Professor of English and founding director of the Center for Creativity at the University of Pittsburgh, and lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.


"A wonderful writer, smart as they come, and a real joy to read." --Annie Dillard"Humorous ... this true-life tale charts a big-city girl's transformation to farm gal." --People"Jeanne Marie Laskas is the thinking woman's Erma Bombeck ... [with] a talent for finding wisdom in daily life.... Even the most entrenched urbanite will be charmed by this book." --Andrea Sachs,"[A] delightful memoir about love and relocation ... [by] an accomplished journalist and also a deft storyteller ... Hilarious ... a pleasurable read indeed." --Newsday"Rarely has a city girl transformed herself into a country goddess with such humor." --Rita Mae BrownBe sure to look for Jeanne Marie Laskas's new book in spring 2003 wherever Bantam Books are sold