• Farm from Home

  • A Year of Stories, Pictures, and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country
  • By: Amanda Brooks
  • Narrated by: Amanda Brooks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From New York style icon and fashion insider Amanda Brooks, a charming and inspiring meditation on life in her newly adopted home, a farm in the English countryside.  

In search of a quieter, simpler life away from the hustle of the city, style icon and longtime New Yorker Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's farm in England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent as she discovered newfound personal and professional freedom, told here through a year's changing seasons. Creatively inspiring, warm and witty, and brimming with delicious recipes and entertaining how-tos, Farm from Home is a chronicle of the joys and challenges of a more focused way of living. 

For anyone who has longed for an escape from their hectic schedule, whether for a week, a year, or a lifetime, Brooks shares the unexpected satisfaction of slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of each day.  

Includes a Bonus PDF with recipes

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Amanda Brooks (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Personal stories, family recipes, and pictures of her bumper rosebushes, gleaming horses, and floral-wallpapered cottage show a rural life that’s far dreamier than the New York fashion scene [Brooks] left behind six years ago.” (Martha Stewart Living)

"A treat and an inspiration." (Laura Baily, Vogue.co.uk)

Farm from Home will transport you to a pastoral dreamscape that is Amanda’s real life at Fairgreen Farm. The elegant simplicity of this book is an escape and an antidote to the pressures of our modern age. Amanda’s world is beautiful,wholesome, and hearty - and her food is delicious!” (Jessica Seinfeld, author of Food Swings

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Overall I enjoy this for light entertainment

Not all that well written. Who was her editor who allowed "inevitably" and "truth be told" to be repeated so many times? However I appreciate some of her insights into a modern life in the country. Her descriptions show she pays attention to nature, something so few modern writers do. And then I like her comments on sharing a life working from home with her husband, for example, which are especially relevant today. I enjoy dipping into this book or audio every once in a while when I need some inspiration, as she seems like someone who always has a project going and an interest in life, and she has a knack for beautiful things arranged beautifully. (As an aside I do wish she would keep politics off her instagram page. Why are politics being pushed into every arena, the arts, fashion, etc. I am very much behind the old idea of keeping politics and religion away from the "dinner table" - I need a break, politics ruin everything!)
PS - A day after submitting my audio book review, I saw a political post of hers was fact-checked and deleted from her instagram account because it was false. Like I said I do wish she would keep her (false) politics off instagram, it is detrimental to her "brand". Thankfully her politics don't really figure in this book!