And I Shall Have Some Peace There

And I Shall Have Some Peace There

Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

Book - 2011
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Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial and professional rewards of her job, Margaret felt unfulfilled. So she moved to her weekend house upstate in an effort to lead a more authentic life by connecting with her garden and with nature. The memoir she wrote about this journey is funny, quirky, humble--and uplifting--an Eat, Pray, Love without the travel-and allows readers to live out the fantasy of quitting the rat race and getting away from it all.

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446556095
0446556092
Branch Call Number: B ROACH MARGARET
Characteristics: 260 p. : ill. / 24 cm.

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debwalker Apr 02, 2011

"In 2008 Roach, then an exec at Martha Stewart Living, ditched Manhattan and moved upstate to launch a "vigil for my self, a one-woman sit-in in the woods." Though some elements of her memoir rankle-she never quite acknowledges the affluence that funded her escape-her writing is witty and elegant, proof that despite her seemingly perfect fast-lane life, she was indeed meant for more artistic pursuits."
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