Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan by Mardi Jo Link

By Mardi Jo Link

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir approximately survival and self-discovery, via an indomitable lady who by no means loses sight of what concerns so much.

It’s the summer time of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of dwelling the straightforward existence has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and forever ragged cuticles. She and her husband of 19 years have simply known as it quits, leaving her with critical cash-flow difficulties and a looming divorce. extra broke than ever, hyperlink makes a likely very unlikely answer: to hold directly to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and proceed to elevate her 3 boys on good water and wooden slicing and grime. Armed with an unfailing humorousness and 3 resolute accomplices, hyperlink confronts blizzards and foxes, learns approximately Zen divorce and find out how to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year’s provide of neighborhood bread, masters the paintings of discount cooking, wrangles rampaging chook, and withstands any blow to her delight on the way to shield the lifestyles she wants.

With an infectious optimism that may positioned Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to disgrace and a deep appreciation of the flora and fauna, hyperlink tells the tale of ways, over the process one lengthy yr, she holds directly to her sons, saves the farm from foreclosures, and unearths her as far back as a lifetime of richness and that means at the land she loves.

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