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The author chronicles his journey from Manhattan to upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, and from sophisticated city boy to country bumpkin, in a humorous memoir about the trials and tribulations of escaping the rat race.
Finalist for the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor a "Rocky Mountain News" (Denver) Best Book of the Year
Millions of people dream of abandoning the city routine for a simple country life. Jim Mullen was not one of them. He loved his Manhattan existence: parties, openings, movie screenings. He could walk to hundreds of restaurants, waste entire afternoons at the Film Forum, people-watch from his window. Then, one day, calamity.
His wife quits smoking and buys a weekend house in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York -- in a tiny town diametrically opposed to Manhattan in every way. Slowly, however, the man who once boasted, "Life is just a cab away," begins to warm to the place -- manure and compost and strangers who wave and all -- and to embrace the kind of life that once gave him the shakes.
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