Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Disney Infinity 3.0 Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Kindle Price: $2.99

Save $7.01 (70%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Burb Appeal: A Collection of Humorous Essays Kindle Edition

12 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$2.99

Length: 176 pages

Hero Quick Promo
Kindle Books by Guests of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Revisit the show's literary moments with Kindle books by authors who appeared on the show. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Tina Traster is a New York Post columnist, Huffington Post blogger and essaying. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, literary journals, online literary sites and on NPR. Traster lives with her husband, daughter, five cats, and six chickens in an old farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley

Product Details

  • File Size: 110 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456310844
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tina Traster (September 8, 2010)
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042G0SZA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,473,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Tina Traster is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including the New York Times, New York Post, Time Out New York, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Family Circle, Parade, Audubon, and many more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
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.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By ARReads on September 15, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I love these essays. Tina Traster has a true talent for storytelling and she writes about suburbia with incredible insight and humor, offering a fresh take on this fascinating and universal topic. This is a real over-the-fence look into one family's adventures and mishaps in a quaint Hudson River town. A really fun read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
Tina Traster tells, in hysterical detail, about her move from city girl to suburban mom, kicking and screaming all the way. Love her take on neighbors, animals, and how we can reinvent ourselves but not our psyches. Hats & Eyeglasses: A Memoir
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Louis Volpe on February 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Loved the book!! Tina made you feel like you were right there with her and her family. You understood all of what they went through with their town, neighbors, and especially moving from the city to the burbs!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition
So glad Tina has finally collected her NY Post columns in one place. Her thoughtfully crafted essays are smart, entertaining, occasionally snarky, and always insightful. Brava! -LC
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
BAD AND BADLY WRITEN A REAL WASTE OF MONEY. THE PAGES LOOKED LIKE JUST A BRUNCH OF WORD GOING TOGTHER ON PAGES IN THE BOOK NOT READABLE AT ALL SAVE YOUR MONEY.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in