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Rurally Screwed

My Life Off the Grid With A Cowboy I Love
Knadler, Jessie (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A former New York City magazine editor describes the radical change in her life after she met a young bull rider while on assignment covering a rodeo and impulsively gave up her city life for a more authentic rural life.
Authors: Knadler, Jessie
Title: Rurally screwed
my life off the grid with a cowboy I love
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Prelude
The Allure of Manly Men
Orgasm Face
Under the Big Sky
The Aircraft Carrier and the Party Boat
Cowboy Up
The Last Best Place
Long Horns and Asphalt
Burn the Ships
War Bride
The War of Northern Aggression
Go Big or Go Home
Dive into The Word
I, Chicken Farmer
Horse People
The Cheese Incident
Osmond Family Singalong
200 Hammers
Genesis 3:16
A Closet Full of Aprons, A Larder Full of Pickles
Moonshine on Fire
June Born in July
Blue Tags
Summary: A former New York City magazine editor describes the radical change in her life after she met a young bull rider while on assignment covering a rodeo and impulsively gave up her city life for a more authentic rural life.
ISBN: 0425245683
9780425245682
Branch Call Number: 921 Knadl
Statement of Responsibility: Jessie Knadler
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Rockbridge County (Va.) Biography Rockbridge County (Va.) Social life and customs Career changes Women professional employees New York (State) New York Biography Cowboys Montana Biography Married people Virginia Rockbridge County Biography Farm life Virginia Rockbridge County Country life Virginia Rockbridge County Knadler, Jessie Marriage Knadler, Jessie
Topical Term: Career changes
Women professional employees
Cowboys
Married people
Farm life
Country life
LCCN: 2011047721
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Jessie Knadler was a New York City girl, through and through. Circling the drain both personally and professionally, Jessie definitely wouldn't have described herself as "happy"; more like caustically content. Then one day, she was assigned a story about an annual rodeo in the badlands ... Read More »


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Jessie Knadler, transplanted from Montana, is living a less than satisfying life in the Big Apple. She’s just been laid off from her position as a magazine editor; she recently learned that her lover has a proclivity for (really) young girls; and she’s certain that her late nights spent drinking into the wee hours will not prolong her life. When she’s offered a freelance opportunity to return to Montana to write a story on a popular rodeo event, Jessie figures she’s got nothing better to do…plus there’s always the nagging fact of needing cash. In Rurally Screwed: My Life Off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love, Jessie’s trip back West will dramatically change her life.

Jessie has been sent to cover is the Bucking Horse Sale where those brave (or stupid) enough are encouraged to mount and ride unbroken bulls and horses. She hopes to capture the epitome of the gritty Montana man in words and pictures. While there are plenty of characters who take the challenge, one person in particular catches her attention. He’s a tall blonde with a chiseled face and a timeless presence. She briefly interviews him for the article and they part with a half-promise to meet up at the evening street dance.

And meet up they do—just as Jessie has almost given up hope of seeing her cowboy again. When Jake confesses that he had spent the entire night searching for her, Jessie realizes she’s found a man far different from those she’s encountered in New York City. His openness, honesty, and wholesomeness are such an aphrodisiac that she finds herself being—to use the cliché—swept off her feet. Apparently, the attraction is mutual.

The two embark on a long-distance romance, but before they can make any definite future plans, Jake is deployed to Iraq. For the next year and a half, they have only letters to keep their connection strong. Can their love survive an eighteen-month separation? And, if so, can Jessie realistically make the transition from city slicker to country girl?

To find out, pick up a copy of Rurally Screwed!

Sep 14, 2013
  • bettytheyeti rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An enjoyable read. Intuitive on many levels.

May 21, 2013
  • susewsew rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Did you read "NOTHING TO GOOD FOR A COWBOY" or watch the CBC series? This is similar although a more adult read. The first several chapters are like "Sex In the City" as Jessie is a New York magazine writer with a wild lifestyle. I am giving nothing away about her back story/history. Hang in as this book becomes very funny and one I could not put down. Her adventures and feelings about about adapting to rural life are spot on.

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Jun 30, 2013
  • susewsew rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

susewsew thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Jun 30, 2013
  • susewsew rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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