New York Times bestseller
A down-to-earth, hilarious collection of stories and musings on marriage, motherhood, and country life from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
Once upon a time, I lost my marbles and married a sexy, Wrangler-wearing cowboy named Ladd. That single decision would wind up setting the stage for years of rural adventures (and misadventures), and while I can't imagine my life being any different, raising a family in the “idyllic” countryside has not been without a few bumps in the road. (Or were those cow patties? It's hard to tell the difference sometimes.)
I'm excited to share this crazy collection of true stories from my full-of-energy, hard-to-tame, wonderfully wild (and very weird) frontier family. From the unique challenges of being married to a rancher to the blood, sweat, mud, and tears of raising country kids, I'll pull back the curtain and let you in on some of the sh*t and shenanigans that have really gone on here on Drummond Ranch over the past two-plus decades.
You'll learn about marital spats, run-ins with wildlife, ER visits, my parenting neuroses, triumphs, tribulations, love, loss . . . and how manure has somehow managed to weave its way through all of it. To keep things up to the minute, you'll also hear about more recent family developments that have tested my sanity and pushed me to the brink. (And pleasantly surprised me, too.)
This book is both a love letter and a laugh letter, and I hope you get a big kick out of it all: the good, the bad, and the dirty. Mostly, I hope it demonstrates how much I adore this family of mine . . . even if I sometimes have to use rubber snakes to show it.
I’ve been a fan of Ree since I spotted her first cook book. This follow up biography made me laugh and cry, and left me wanting more, more answers to my questions. I really should email her! Thank you for sharing, Ree, I can’t wait for the next one!
Light, enjoyable read
I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. Many of the things she discusses in the book are things she’s talked about on her show, which I’ve watched since her very 1st appearance with Paula Deen. She & Ladd seemed very down to earth & real. I’ve made many of her recipes through the years & like that they are made from ingredients that I can pronounce & find in my local grocery store. Most of them are made with things always in my pantry. Anyway, the book is written in a laidback style, much like having a conversation with her. I’m glad I bought this one!