Coop: A Year Of Poultry, Pigs, And Parenting

Paperback | December 22, 2015

byMichael Perry

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In over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any minute, the acclaimed author of Population: 485 gives us a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country.

Living in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse—faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and informed by his pregnant wife that she intends to deliver their baby at home—Michael Perry plumbs his unorthodox childhood for clues to how to proceed as a farmer, a husband, and a father.

Whether he’s remembering his younger days—when his city-bred parents took in sixty or so foster children while running a sheep and dairy farm—or describing what it’s like to be bitten in the butt while wrestling a pig, Perry flourishes in his trademark humor. But he also writes from the quieter corners of his heart, chronicling experiences as joyful as the birth of his child and as devastating as the death of a dear friend.

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In over his head with two pigs, a dozen chickens, and a baby due any minute, the acclaimed author of Population: 485 gives us a humorous, heartfelt memoir of a new life in the country.Living in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse—faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and informed by his pregnant wife that sh...

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“Perry can take comfort in the power of his writing, his ability to pull readers from all corners onto his Wisconsin spread, and make them feel right at home among the chickens.” —Seattle TimesLiving in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse—faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and informed by his pregnant wif...

Michael Perry is a humorist, radio host, songwriter, and theNew York Timesbestselling author of several nonfiction books, includingVisiting TomandPopulation: 485. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his family.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061240447

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“A book of evergreen value. . . . I flat-out loved this book. If you’ve not heard of Perry, he is a real find: Insightful, creative and yet down-to-earth, a writer with poetry both in his soul and in his writing. Read Coop.”- Barbara Rixstine, Lincoln Journal Star (Barbara Rixstine, Lincoln Journal Star)