One Bird's Choice

One Bird's Choice

A Year in the Life of An Overeducated, Underemployed Twenty-something Who Moves Back Home

eBook - 2010
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Meet Iain Reid: an overeducated, underemployed twenty-something who moves back in with his lovable but eccentric parents on their hobby farm. But what starts out as a temporary arrangement turns into a year-long extended stay, in which Iain finds himself fighting with the farm fowl, taking fashion advice from the elderly, fattening up on home-cooked food, and ultimately easing (perhaps a little too comfortably) into the semi-retired lifestyle. Hilarious and heartwarming, One Bird's Choice is an endearingly funny comic memoir that bridges the divide between the Boomer and Boomerang generations.
Publisher: [United States] : House of Anansi Press : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9780887842832
Branch Call Number: Hoopla eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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May 01, 2015

Easy, quick read with lots of self-deprecating humor and funny anecdotes. I especially liked the one where he went to the chicken coop to gather eggs and got pecked by an uncooperative hen.

Nov 01, 2013

Well, having been a 20-something that moved home after university, I could closely relate to Iain Reid's amusing stories. This novel seriously made me laugh out loud on several occasions. It is a short quick read, perfect for commuting.

Jul 07, 2013

This story is at once hilarious and heartfelt. I really enjoyed this book. Reid is a talented writer. I also laughed out loud when I saw the drawing of the guinea-fowl, Lucius, on the book jacket.

Apr 09, 2013

Written in a conversational tone, this book relates a year the author spent at home after some years on his own. He moved back to his parents small farm outside Ottawa called Lilac Hill. It's funny, charming and introspective.

stoddbaird1 Sep 18, 2012

I throughly enjoyed this book.
I laughed out loud often.
I want to visit this farm!!

Feb 28, 2011

I enjoyed this. And I doubly enjoyed his slightly eccentric but loving parents, siblings, family pets, sheep, chickens, extended family and odd characters at the gym.

debwalker Feb 26, 2011

Beaver Bookie Category: Best Nonfiction Book

"The Bookie goes to... One Bird's Choice by Iain Reid

"Iain Reid's charming tale of returning to his parents farm at the ripe age of 27 won your hearts. Whether you were charmed by his parents, the farm, Iain's storytelling or Iain himself, the answer is clear: One Bird's Choice is taking home the Bookie for Best Non-Fiction Book. Do you think Iain's parents will put it on their mantel?"


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