In Funny Farm, author Laurie Zaleski tells the story of her unexpected life as the caretaker of a 600-animal rescue farm. With no farming experience whatsoever, she found herself taking in all kinds of rescued animals—from chickens and pigs to llamas and peacocks. Filled with charming stories and hilarious photos, this book offers an entertaining look at one woman’s scrappy fight against entropy on the farmyard front line.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves animals and farms. It is a light-hearted, humorous look at the chaotic goings-on of life on a rescue farm.
- Funny and heartwarming stories of animal rescue
- Entertaining look at life on a farm
- Charming photos
- The author tries to hard to be funny
- The book is too long and could have been edited down
- It’s not really a home & garden book, but more of a memoir
Learn more about the author
Laurie Zaleski is a writer, editor, and communications consultant who has worked in the publishing industry for more than 25 years. She lives on a small farm in upstate New York with her husband and an ever-changing menagerie of rescued animals.
“There’s never a dull moment on the Funny Farm! This book is full of hilarious stories and photos about one woman’s scrappy fight against entropy on the farmyard front line. If you like animals (or even if you don’t), you’ll love this book!”
“This book is hilarious! I could not put it down. If you like animals, farms, and memoirs then this is the perfect book for you.”
“This book is a delight! Funny, heartwarming and honest, it tells the story of how one woman became an accidental farmer. If you’ve ever wondered what happens on a farm that takes in 600 animals (and counting), this is the book for you.”
“This book is a delightful, charming look into the life of someone who took on a herculean task and made it work. Laurie Zaleski’s Funny Farm is laugh-out-loud funny in more ways than one.”