When Alexandra Zissu left the noise, pollution, and subway rats of New York City to move to the unspoiled Hudson Valley, she imagined a land of Pinterest-worthy farmers markets and rarified country air. There, she would raise her children and write in peace and quiet. . . .
Or so she thought. In this funny and gut-wrenchingly honest memoir, Zissu relays her time in the woods, which proves hilarious, frustrating, wonderful, and trying all at once. Modern Perils of Country Living is the infinitely readable testament of one brave urbanite’s journey from the West Village to the land of frogs, fireflies, and—unfortunately—ticks and spiders.