What Booklist says about Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha: "McGaha takes readers on emotional explorations of both finding oneself and recapturing lost love in a marriage. An easy read with a warm tone, like hearing from an old friend, McGaha's memoir is touching, funny, and hard to put down."
The full review appears in the November 15 issue of Booklist.
Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
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When life gets your goat, bring in the herd.
Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn’t expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it “date night.” Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account.
When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer’s life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.
Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.