Adventures of an Urban Homesteader
No one should ever be on a date wondering if they have
actual magpie poo mixed with snow in their hair,
running down their back, and soaking into their underwear.
After three years under the thumb of a cretinous boss who’s sucked all the joy out of working a 9-to-5 job, twenty-eight-year-old Kendall Whitney has had enough. She flees San Francisco, her annoying roommates, and her overbearing mother, and takes refuge in Bozeman, Montana, where it feels like the big sky’s the limit.
Safely ensconced in her best friend’s guest room, she promptly launches a three-pronged plan: to live alone for the first time in her life, develop a successful graphic design career, and figure out what she wants in a relationship.
She embarks upon Operation Kendall Independence, only to realize that she doesn’t know the first thing about adulting. Hangovers, homemaking, freelancing, friendships, and modern cowboys bent on monogamy . . . it’s enough to send a single girl running for the gin & tonics.
With self-deprecating charm and endearing humor, Adventures of an Urban Homesteader is the raucous and heartwarming diary of a young woman who’s determined to seek stability and security on her own terms, and to make her own safety net in case she fails.
"4-star rating" - Breane
“A funny and heartfelt book about changing your life. Sometimes it doesn’t happen like you plan it in your head and that’s okay.” - Amanda
"Sprinkled with bits of humor and peppered with bits of independence, ‘Adventures of an Urban Homesteader’ should be required reading for anyone below the age of 30 and above the age of 20. Adulting isn’t easy. It is most certainly one of the funniest tales I have read lately." - Becky
"What I really enjoyed about this story was that it was exactly what many of us go through in our search for independence. It was easy and fun to read. Since it was a diary, you got to see how Kendall really felt about things. It was great that she also included what others had to say." - Jan
“I adored this. I am a similar age to the protagonist and found large parts of it very relatable as well as laugh out loud funny.” - Lisa
"This is a delightful, laugh out loud, big city girl meets the small-town story. I also love that this is a coming of age for the late twenties which isn't focused solely on finding a man." - Kim