Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball
Marriage is scary. Throw in a relocation, new jobs in different fields, starting up a business venture, planning a wedding and all of a sudden it’s a lot scarier. Patience dwindles and arguments elevate; both happen with startling speed. This is precisely what happens in Kimball's life/book.
The Dirty Life is a book about a freelance travel writer living in Manhattan that meets a philosophical agriculturist tethered to a dream of creating a new type of farm. It is a classic city meets country paradigm but Kimball writes with a depth, honesty and humor that keep the narrative fresh and alive.
There are some glaring similarities in this book that parallel what Alycia and I have gone through in the past 6 months. I have an obvious bias towards this book but it is an excellent read for anyone who is fascinated by relationships, having faith in dreams and the challenges of the ‘new.’ It is also about food and farming which is why its on this blog. The book is a fun and quick summer read.
Here is a link to the NPR review