Happily Ever Esther
Two Men, a Wonder Pig, and Their Life-Changing Mission to Give Animals a Home
By Caprice Crane, Derek Walter, and Steve Jenkins
Now in paperback: From the New York Times bestselling authors and loving owners of Esther the Wonder Pig, comes a memoir about their new life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, which is anything but boring.
Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther-the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 650 pounds. They decided to leave the city and move to a farm, and start a new, wonderful life where they can care for Esther, rescue other animals and just live happily ever after...
Or so they thought! People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm but as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer can be frantic, crazy and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as forty-two animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey and a turkey.
Written with joy and humour and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.
In just two short years, Steve and Derek have cemented a place for themselves among the worlds most well-known and successful animal activists, accumulating hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the world. In 2014, Steve and Derek founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario, where they continue to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and abused farmed animals.
Caprice Crane is an award-winning, internationally bestselling, five-time novelist, screenwriter, and television writer, and has the distinction of being one of Huffington Post's "50 Funny People You Should Be Following on Twitter." Her debut novel Stupid and Contagious (published in fourteen countries), and her international bestselling Forget About It won the RT Reviews Choice Award in 2006 and 2007 consecutively. She has since published three more novels to critical acclaim.
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25 Jul 2019
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Grand Central Publishing