The Resource If you lived here you'd be home by now, Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie, Christopher Ingraham, (electronic resource)

If you lived here you'd be home by now, Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie, Christopher Ingraham, (electronic resource)

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If you lived here you'd be home by now, Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie
Title
If you lived here you'd be home by now
Title number
Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie
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Christopher Ingraham
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Language
eng
Summary
An NPR Best Book of the Year The hilarious, charming, and candid story of writer Christopher Ingraham's decision to uproot his life and move his family to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, population 1,400-the community he made famous as "the worst place to live in America" in a story he wrote for the Washington Post. Like so many young American couples, Chris Ingraham and his wife Briana were having a difficult time making ends meet as they tried to raise their twin boys in the East Coast suburbs. One day, Chris - in his role as a "data guy" reporter at the Washington Post - stumbled on a study that would change his life. It was a ranking of America's 3,000+ counties from ugliest to most scenic. He quickly scrolled to the bottom of the list and gleefully wrote the words "The absolute worst place to live in America is (drumroll please) ... Red Lake County, Minn." The story went viral, to put it mildly. Among the reactions were many from residents of Red Lake County. While they were unflappably polite - it's not called "Minnesota Nice" for nothing - they challenged him to look beyond the spreadsheet and actually visit their community. Ingraham, with slight trepidation, accepted. Impressed by the locals' warmth, humor and hospitality - and ever more aware of his financial situation and torturous commute - Chris and Briana eventually decided to relocate to the town he'd just dragged through the dirt on the Internet. If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now is the story of making a decision that turns all your preconceptions - good and bad -- on their heads. In Red Lake County, Ingraham experiences the intensity and power of small-town gossip, struggles to find a decent cup of coffee, suffers through winters with temperatures dropping to forty below zero, and unearths some truths about small-town life that the coastal media usually miss. It's a wry and charming tale - with data! -- of what happened to one family brave enough to move waaaay beyond its comfort zone
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Ingraham, Christopher
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Personal Memoirs
  • Sociology
  • Rural
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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If you lived here you'd be home by now, Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie, Christopher Ingraham, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780062861498
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13217946
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MWT13217946
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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If you lived here you'd be home by now, Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie, Christopher Ingraham, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062861498
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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13217946
Publisher number
MWT13217946
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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