Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia

Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia Review

A charming memoir of one woman’s unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard

Just as the Great Recession was easing in some parts of the country, Jennifer McGaha experienced an economic crisis of epic proportions. Her home was in foreclosure; she had $4.57 in the bank; and worst of all, she had recently discovered that she and her accountant husband owed four years of back taxes to the state of North Carolina and the IRS. And then things got really bad…

Flat Broke with Two Goats takes readers on a wild adventure from a Cape Cod-style home in the country to a hundred-year-old, mice-infested, snake-ridden cabin in a North Carolina holler. With self-effacing humor and unflinching honesty, Jennifer chronicles the joys and difficulties of living close to nature, and in the process she comes to discover the true meaning of home.

Title:Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia

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  • Daniel Casey

    This book was tiresome. Although easy reading & clearly well crafted, the ultimate thrust of this memoir is petty & myopic. It is a bourgeois tale of roughing it where responsibility is never taken & ...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]

    This book was the choice for my local library "Big Read". Though somewhat entertaining, I'm at a loss as to why the library chose this particular book. The author is a college English instructor, but ...

  • Elyse

    Audiobook.... read by Pam WardFinancial mis-management has consequences!!!Listening to this Audiobook was at times mind-boggling. It did hold my attention! The author admittedly shared that her kids a...

  • Esil

    How could you resist a memoir with the title Flat Broke With Two Goats? I couldn't and I don't regret it. Jennifer McGaha and her husband David were living an upper middle class life near Asheville, N...

  • Hope

    Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia is about a woman and her husband downgrading because of some bad financial decisions.I felt this book should have been titled Whaaa or maybe Poor Davi...

  • Chris Maier

    One of the most frustrating stories I've ever read. The author, and lead character stumbles through life and never seems to get any wiser as a result of her mistakes and flaws. She simplistically reci...

  • Ileana

    This was a frustrating read. At every turn, McGaha and her husband make cringe-worthy decisions. How do you owe a hundred grand to the IRS, lose your home to foreclosure, screw over two friends in the...

  • Annelies

    The writing is good, the content is self-delusional....

  • Margitte

    The reason why the rating stopped at 4 stars was that this memoir was too wordy in some places. A creative writing faux pas sometimes.But overall it was a wonderful, inspirational read of a woman who ...

  • Jennifer

    DNF at 40%I can’t take any more of this author playing the repetitious role of victim......