Funny Farm | Laurie Zaleski | St. Martin's Publishing Group

Funny Farm

My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals

Laurie Zaleski

Funny Farm


An inspiring and moving memoir of the author’s turbulent life with 600 rescue animals.

Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie’s dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm in South Jersey. But just two weeks before moving day Laurie’s mother died. In her heartbreak, Laurie established the Funny Farm Animal Rescue outside Mays Landing, New Jersey. This is her story.

“This story of grit and resilience is 100 percent inspiring.”
—Real Simple

“Satisfying . . . Zaleski writes in vivid unsentimental language, equal parts passion and grit.”
—Ellen Stimson, author of Mud Season and Good Grief

“Moving, inspiring, honest, and refreshingly real. I loved every page!”
—Ellie Laks-Weiner, author of My Gentle Barn

“[A] heartwarming debut . . . Masterfully illustrates how one person can rise above difficult circumstances to do substantial good.”
Publishers Weekly

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