Modern Perils of Country Living

An Urban Family's Misadventures in the Woods
Alexandra Zissu
Book cover for Modern Perils of Country Living by Alexandra Zissu
“Love. So, so good. I laughed out loud.” —Jill Kargman, actress and writer of Odd Mom Out

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.

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6 x 9 | 240pp | Hardcover |
$24.95 (US)
$33.95 (CA)
About the Author
Alexandra Zissu is the author of The Conscious Kitchen, The Complete Organic Pregnancy, and Planet Home. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Bon Appétit, and The Washington Post, among others. She lives outside Rosendale in the Hudson Valley.