Ever had the urge to flee the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, only to find yourself landing -- like a wayward alien -- in some random farmer's backyard? If so, then this book is absolutely for you. Penned by award-wining Bergen Record & New York Post journalist Tina Traster, "Burb Appeal" is the tale of writer, wife and mother whose life is turned topsy-turvy after she chooses to cast off all the familiar lines she had once tied to the "City That Never Sleeps" and ride blindly into one of the most rural towns in northern New York, where she finds herself (at first) goofily out-of-step with the quaint (and sometimes confusing) scenery. Armchair cynics living a solitary country life need not be wary, either - "Burb Appeal" is not some citified take on the sort of wide-eyed and idealistic living once so common to our countrymen. It is neither a complaint nor an edict, nor a rallying cry against the sort of lush, materialistic life most commonly sought by the well-heeled denizens of any modern metropolis. It is, instead, a refreshingly good-hearted take on what happens when someone more accustomed to the conveniences of city living chooses a grassroots existence without looking back. And while life, at times, goes upside down for our narrator -- Traster's humorous anecdotes about dealing with zoning officials and the local wildlife are a hoot unto themselves -- many readers will likely find themselves identifying with the ordeals, if only so they can experience the pleasure of seeing them brought to a conclusion (and often with rewarding, if not always satisfactory, results). So if you're a city mouse who has ever willingly decided to go country -- and then openly ponder what kinda wild cats you'll encounter in the tall grass -- then do yourself a favor: dive into this hilarious and heartfelt tome. Only $3 upon download to either PC or Kindle, and worth every penny.