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Product Details

  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; 1 edition (August 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451233360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451233363
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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500 Acres and No Place to Hide. The perfect summer read!

"Summertime. A perfect time for a memoir that is light-hearted and fun. McCorkindale's humorist look at life in the slow lane is a great fit. I recommend this book for any woman, at any age, who wants a fun summer read that will also provide some introspection and self-evaluation."
Laura Strathman Hulka
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"500 Acres and No Place to Hide ... will just as easily make readers laugh as wipe tears from their eyes."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Silly, funny, poignant and heart breaking all at the same time."
-- BigRedCouch.com

"McCorkindale is serious girl-crush material. Her humor and wit are brilliantly funny."
-- AParentinSilverSpring.com

"Saucy, but deeply honest. McCorkindale's wit and wisdom are amazing."
-- Laura Collins, Author, Eating with Your Anorexic

Customer Reviews

And she makes her life work for her as best as she can.
Tiffany A. Harkleroad
It's been a very long time since I have read a book where I have laughed out loud as much as I have with this one.
mermaidgirl
She has a unique way to lure you in, live it through her eyes, laugh, love and cry with every word.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Terry McGee on December 9, 2012
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I feel this author is only writing for the money. She had nothing of any consequence to write about. No plot, Antidotes got tedious. And what non-educational, non-technical book has over 250 footnotes!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bakersfield Mom on November 29, 2011
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I loved this from page one... Susan writes so succinctly (sp?!) and has a wonderful flair. Her format is a series of e-mails to her friends and family in another state relating the events of her new life on a huge farm in Virginia (without the many urban amenities of her past, including her six-digit salary job, and conveniences in New York City) You will never be bored, or tire of this book. There is a little bit of everything; mostly humor, and some very poignant and meaningful experiences.
Am hosting Bookclub in January, and this is my selection- friends have already read it and LOVED it as well. I highly recommend this for a holiday gift, a vacation book, or one to keep in your top ten stash to re-read again. And what a great price for a priceless book :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mimiland on October 14, 2011
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Susan McCorkindale really put her heart into this one! She has a writers "voice" like I've never experienced. If your looking for a book that will keep you laughing a few weeks after you finish reading it, then this is the book for you. Susan intimately shares how her and her family rallied around her husband as he battled a life threatening disease. Throughout it all they found strength in each other they didn't know they had and wove humor throughout the experience. This book is uplifting, hopeful, heartwarming, and hilarious! Need I say more...
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany A. Harkleroad TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 3, 2011
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We have all heard the old saying "you can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl", right? Well, Susan pretty much epitomizes that saying. After her husband convinces her to leave her well paying, prestigious job in New York, and move to a farm in Virginia, Susan has some trouble adapting. She wears designer heels to do farm work, and deals valiantly with some serious family issues. And she makes her life work for her as best as she can.

This book was so funny, heartwarming, and endearing, I cannot imagine anyone not loving this book. Susan had me laughing and crying. She writes in a way that is very descriptive, but the descriptions are a little unusual, and it serves to keep the reader quite engaged.

While the book is quite funny, there are some really serious issues with which Susan and her family deal. She does so with levity, which makes them all the more heartbreaking. It feels more like I am reading a very long email from a very good friend, than a book about someone I do not know. Susan leaves every bit of her heart on the page.

This book is a follow up to a prior book by the author, which I unfortunately have not read. However, this book completely stands alone, as the author does a good job of summing up how her life ended up where it did. I am sure the first book was great, but I did not need to read it to fully appreciate this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tkd Amy on January 29, 2012
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What a great read! Susan is laugh-out-loud funny. She is able to take inconsequential events, uncomfortable topics, already hilarious occurrences, and heartbreaking, life altering news and still manage to find humor in it all. Susan says aloud what we all think, or at least have thought at times. This book has a little something for everyone!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ELFS on December 9, 2011
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I was very excited to read this book, but could not even finish it. The author is trying way too hard to be funny and comes across as desperate for attention. It's as if she runs around in her stupid, impractical shoes just so she can write about it - I find it very hard to believe there was ever a time she mended a fencepost in heels. Additionally, the footnotes are absolutely ridiculous - not to mention the shear amount of them (maybe 57 by page 30-seomthing) Very glad I only got it from the library!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cynanne on January 29, 2012
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This book was our bookclub pick last month, not one of the 6 of us could get through it. The writing is scattered, thoughts flying all around including essays, lists and emails. There are way too many foot notes , very distracting.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Blackburn Cansler on October 6, 2011
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She's done it again, folks! They say, "the truth shall set you free," but in the case of 500 Acres, the truth shall send you into hysterical fits of laughter & occasionally reaching for the Kleenex!! Susan McCorkindale has the gift to tell a story like no other. Her wit, sarcasm, & refreshing honesty pull you into her world of farm living and make you wish she was your neighbor. Or at least, in your PTA!!
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