Kristin Kimball : Good Husbandry

Reading, talk, and book signing with Kristin Kimball (celebrated author of the bestseller The Dirty Life).

Kimball's new book "Good Husbandry,"  is a “beguiling memoir about the simple life” (Elle) that describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm—a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people.

Free and open to the public.

Praise For "Good Husbandry"…


"Kimball’s superb memoir chronicles the evolution of a farm, marriage, family, and her own personal identity with humor, insight, and candor... Readers curious about small-farm life, or simply how one woman weathers great change both professionally and personally, will love Kimball’s gutsy, generous [book]. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

“Like all good stories – fiction or nonfiction –  Kimball’s memoir considers what it means to build a good, happy life, and how we are tested in that endeavor. You don’t need to know the first thing about farming to love this book.” --Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes

"I’ve always wondered what became of Kristin and Mark after The Dirty Life, and this book delivers. Their family grew, their crew grew, and Kristin tells the story of their hardships with grace, humor and honesty. I’m rooting for them." --Andrea  Bemis, author of Dishing Up the Dirt

About the Author


Kristin Kimball is a farmer and a writer living in northern New York. Prior to farming, Kimball worked as a freelance writer, writing teacher, and as an assistant to a literary agent in New York City. A graduate of Harvard University and the author of The Dirty Life and Good Husbandry, she and her husband Mark have run Essex Farm since 2003, where they live with their two daughters. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
Good Husbandry: A Memoir Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781501111532
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Published: Scribner - October 15th, 2019

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781416551614
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011