Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village (Hardcover)

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Whether or not you embrace the lifestyle and choices lavishly and lovingly described in this memoir, you will find yourself back on the wild ride that began last year with Mud Season. Ellen Stimson's life is full to the brim with love, food, kids, candles, humor, pets and...grief. At the end of this journey we are invited to share her serenity and quiet wisdom as she reflects on the spiraling intersecting circles of life and accepts that good grief is a product of a good life. — Karen Frank

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“After reading Stimson's earlier book, Mud Season, I knew I wanted to at least be Facebook friends with her. Now that I've read Good Grief, I wish she were my next door neighbor because everyone needs fun, witty people like her in their lives. Stimson's new memoir hits all the high points for readers - it is witty, philosophical, laugh-out-loud funny, and totally relatable. Laugh along with her at the mundane and not so mundane situations that can flare up unexpectedly in life.”
— Sue Roegge, Chapter2Books, Hudson, WI


Ellen Stimson and her husband had such a wonderful time in Vermont that they wondered what living there would really be like. "What if we stayed here . . . forever?" So began the series of adventures and misadventures of Ellen Stimson's hilarious first book, Mud Season.
Now, having settled the family in Vermont's rich muddy soil, they are faced with new challenges of raising kids in the paradise of this very small, very rural town. Good Grief tells the tales of the hopes and dreams of parents just trying to do their best--and not always succeeding. Imagine being the mom of the kid who peed on his teacher's chair . . . On. Purpose. Now imagine the governor asking you about it Good Grief is all about the inevitable moment right after somebody says, "What next?"
Ellen Stimson's irrepressible optimism and good humor prevail as she, her two husbands, their three kids, and various much-loved pets face down real life, and even death and grieving, with good humor intact. This is life in a state where everyone knows everything, and everything is everybody's else's business.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781581572551
ISBN-10: 1581572557
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: October 6th, 2014
Pages: 239
Language: English
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