How to Catch A Frog

How to Catch A Frog

And Other Stories About Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY

Book - 2014
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Much of Heather Ross's creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.
When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a "normal" life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, "Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead." How to Catch a Frog is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross's eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross's delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.
Publisher: New York : STC Craft, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781617690983
Branch Call Number: B ROSS
Characteristics: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jul 05, 2015

Brave and playful writing. Ms. Ross made me cry more than once. From beginning to end, love conquers all.

Jul 03, 2014

A very touching memoir from Heather Ross. She talks about her difficult but inspiring childhood, and then beginning her career as an artist. Wonderful illustrations and how-to's throughout the book.


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