Bootstrapper

Bootstrapper

From Broke to Badass on A Northern Michigan Farm

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a woman who, after ending her nineteen-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure with the help of her three young sons, and reclaims her life.
Publisher: [Westminister, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : Random House Audio, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804120715
0804120714
9780804120739
0804120730
Branch Call Number: 630.92 L6484b 2013 CD
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: White, Karen (Karen Elizabeth)

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Mardi Jo Link begins her memoir one summer morning - drunk on her farmhouse porch, binoculars in one hand, her fourth beer in the other and a self-help book for achieving a Zen divorce open on her lap. Bootstrapper recounts the year following Link's divorce as she struggles to keep her family on ... Read More »


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claireswazey
Sep 22, 2013

As memoirs go, this was one pretty good. Vividly described a down on their luck family trying to make it on very little money, on their farmette. However, this writer does tend to leave huge details out of anecdotes/stories and to do a fast forward type thing. Made it a bit disjointed at times, but overall I enjoyed it.

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