Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Club: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels

I’m always on the hunt for a great book in the summer, so I figured I’d start sharing when I find one.

Personally, I love a great memoir or autobiography (side note: Rob Lowe’s “Stories I Only Tell my Friends” was one of the best books I’ve ever read).  It’s like getting all of the juicy details right from the source.  

I became a Ree Drummond fan in sort of a backwards fashion.  She was a highly successful blogger and morning talk show personality before hitting it big with her Food Network show, The Pioneer Woman Cooks.  That’s how I discovered her, then her blog, and then this book.   Ree’s cooking (we’re on a first name basis) speaks for itself.  She’s all about classic, unintimidating comfort food that can feed a crowd (or hungry cowboys as she says), but always with a creative gourmet twist.

What I love about “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” is that it gives you this amazing back story of a woman who met her husband by chance and completely derailed her law school plans to be with him.  She went from her comfortable, daughter of an orthopedic surgeon, living on a golf course life, and completely uprooted to a working cattle farm to start her life with Ladd, whom she affectionately calls the “Marlboro Man”.  This was truly one of the most charming love stories I’ve ever read and I promise you’ll be hanging on to every last word. 

I recommend you mix up one of Ree’s Mango Margaritas, pull up a lounge chair and get reading!

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